Seminars

I speak frequently in Tennessee and beyond on issues that matter to lawyers and their clients.  Information on my upcoming seminars and most recent presentations are below.

Upcoming Seminars

  • September 22, 2017 – “Hot Topics in Lawyer Ethics for Defense Lawyers”, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Memphis
  • October 20, 2017 – “Preparing for the Inevitable: A DQ Motion Boot Camp”, Aon Law Firm Symposium, Washington, D.C.
  • October 27, 2017 – “Ethical Issues of Particular Importance for Tennessee Prosecutors” and “Prosecutors in the Crosshairs: A Discussion of the Increased Pursuit of Discipline Against Prosecutors”, District Attorneys General Conference, Knoxville, TN
  • November 3, 2017 – “Is Advertising in the Eye of the Beholder?” Roundtable discussion (Panelist), Annual Meeting of The Advocates’ Society, Nashville, TN
  • November 30, 2017 – “Recent changes to Tennessee’s ethics rules”, Nashville Bar Association Federal Courts Committee, Nashville, TN
  • December 6-15, 2017- “Ethics Roadshow 2017-The Mixtape:  13 Reasons Why Ethics Issues Are More Complicated Than Ever,” Chattanooga, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee

 

Recent Presentations

  • August 11, 2017 – “Lawyer Ethics and Texting”, “TBA 2017 Annual Review Memphis Fast Track”
  • May 12, 2017 – “Ethics of Co-Counsel and Referral Relationships”, Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar
  • April 21, 2017 – “Lawyer Ethics and Texting,” Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys, Nashville, Tennessee
  • April 13, 2017 — “Consumer Facing Services and the Impact on Law Practice”, Tennessee Bar Association Modern Law Practice Series – Nashville, Tennessee
  • April 7, 2017 — “Lawyer Ethics and Texting” and “The Uncertain Future: AI and Other Changes to the Legal Profession”, Knoxville Bar Association Law Practice Today Expo, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • January 20, 2017 — “Lawyer Ethics and Texting” — Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar
  • December 6-15, 2016 – “The 2016 Ethics Roadshow: More Ethical by the Dozen?” – Chattanooga, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee
  • December 2, 2016 – “The Most Difficult Ethics Hour You’ve Ever Earned: An Open Discussion of New ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) and What Comes Next” – Memphis Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Annual Meeting
  • November 18, 2016 – “Ethics and Dishonest Clients”– Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar
  • November 17, 2016 – “Risk in Regional Law Firms” – Aon Law Firm Symposium, Chicago
  • November 11, 2016 – “The Easiest Hour of Ethics You Ever Earned!”- Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel Fall Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee
  • October 21, 2016 – “Ethics of the Distracted Lawyer” – TBA Health Law Forum, Nashville/Cool Springs, Tennessee
  • October 7, 2016 – “12 Commandments of Social Media for Legal Professionals” – NALS 65th Annual Education Conference & National Forum, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • October 5, 2016 – “Managing Your Online Reputation Ethically and Professionally” – Memphis Bar Association Technology Section
  • August 31, 2016 – “Lawyer Ethics and Disputes With Clients” – Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar
  • July 27, 2016 — “What to Do When (not) Everything Must Go? The Ethics of Buying or Selling a Law Practice” — Memphis Bar Ass’n Solo and Small Firms Section Lunchtime CLE, Memphis
  • April 29, 2016 – “Multijurisdictional Practice and Attorney-Client/Work Product Privilege Issues” – DRI Employment and Labor Law section annual seminar, Austin, Texas
  • March 29, 2016 – “Ethics in Dealing With Opposing Counsel” – Memphis Bar Ass’n Solo and Small Firms Section Happy Hour/CLE, Memphis
  • March 9, 2016 – “Ethical Issues When Changing Law Firms” – Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar
  • February 25, 2016 – “Ethical Issues and the Uncertain World of Digital Assets” – Chattanooga Estate Planning Council, Mountain City Club, Chattanooga
  • December 2015 – “2015 Ethics Roadshow: The Answers to Life, the Universe & the Ethics Rules” Chattanooga (Dec. 16), Memphis (Dec. 9), Nashville (Dec. 10), and Knoxville (Dec. 17)
  • December 4, 2015 – “Ethics for Employment Lawyers Roundup: Highlights of the Most Important Developments to Know From 2015” – Memphis Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Meeting, Memphis
  • November 6, 2015 – “Everyday Ethics Issues” – BPR Ethics School at the Nashville School of Law
  • October 16, 2015 – ‘Ethical Issues in Trust and Estate Administration” – Tennessee Bankers Association Trust & Wealth Management Conference, Nashville
  • October 15, 2015 – “Gray Area: Practical and Professional Issues Facing Firms with Aging Lawyers” – Aon Law Firm Symposium, Phoenix
  • July 31, 2015 – “Law Firm Ethics Advisor: Keeping the Lawyers Coloring Within the Lines” – Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers’ Annual Meeting, Chicago
  • July 15, 2015 – “Can I Get A Witness (to talk to me)? Employees of Represented Organizations, RPC 4.2, and Practical Realities” – webcast for the Tennessee Bar Association
  • “You’re Talking A Lot, But You’re Not Saying Anything: Ethics Issues Surrounding Audit Response Letters” – Mississippi Bar Ass’n Business Law Section and Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association CLE, Jackson, MS
  • When Things Go Sour: Ethical Issues for Lawyers in Disputes With Clients” – webinar/teleseminar for Clear Law Institute
  • “You’re Talking A Lot, But You’re Not Saying Anything: Ethics Issues Surrounding Audit Response Letters” – Montgomery County Bar Association CLE, Clarksville, TN
  • “Ethics and Digital Communications in the Law Firm” – webinar/teleseminar for the Professional Education Broadcasting Network
  • “The Opposite of a Role Model: The Ballad of a North Carolina Lawyer” – TBA Litigation Section Annual Forum, Nashville
  • “Dealing With Difficult Counsel in the Discovery Process” – Making the Most of Discovery: What You Don’t Know Can Come Back to Haunt You forum, sponsored by the TBA YLD, Memphis
  • “15 Things You Might Not Know About Ethics Rules for  TN Lawyers”, The Compass Club, Memphis (March 2015)
  • “The Ethics of Settlement Agreements”, Clear Law Institute Webinar (February 2015)
  • “A Tour of the Tennessee Attorney’s Trust Account Handbook”, Tennessee Bar Association and TennBarU, Nashville, Panelist (January 2015)
  •  “The Ethics of Settlement Agreements”, Memphis Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Seminar, Memphis (December 2014)
  •  “Ethics Roadshow 2014: 50 Shades of (Not) Gray”, Tennessee Bar Association and TennBarU, Chattanooga, Cookeville, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville (December 2014)
  •  “Rapid Communication and the Ubiquitous Use of Technology in Modern Law Practice”, Memphis Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Section Annual seminar (November 2014)
  •  “Ethics and Dishonest Clients”, Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar, Panelist (November 2014)
  •  “Won’t is Not the Same as Can’t: The Ethics of Settlement Agreements”, Bloomberg BNA Webinar (October 2014)
  •  “Life Imitates Scenarios and Ethics Update”, 26th Annual TBA Health Law Forum, Cool Springs, Tennessee, Panelist (October 2014)
  •  “When Things Go Sour:  Ethical Issues for Lawyers Regarding Disputes With Clients”, Tennessee Bar Association/TennBarU Webcast Seminar (September 2014)
  •  Smith v. UHS of Lakeside:  Tennessee Addresses the Problems of Judicial ‘Plagiarism’”, Tennessee Bar Association/TennBarU Webcast Seminar (August 2014)
  •  “Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed: Understanding the RPC 3.4(f) Exemption”, Memphis Bar Association Ethics Update (July 2014)
  •  “Ethics in Disputes with Clients”, Professional Education Broadcast Network, Teleconference seminar (June 2014)
  •  “Common Ethics Knowledge”, Tennessee Bar Association, 133rd Annual TBA Convention, Gatlinburg (June 2014)
  •  “Texts From Last Night … and Ethics”, Tennessee Bar Association, 133rd Annual TBA Convention, Gatlinburg (June 2014)
  •  “‘Who is the Client?’ Ethical Considerations for Government Attorneys”, Memphis Bar Association/Shelby County Law Department, Memphis (April 2014)
  •  “The Second Wave of Litigation Funding: Practical Issues and Ethical Considerations”, Tennessee Bar Association/TennBarU Webcast Seminar (March 2014)
  •  “A Guided Tour of New Tenn. Sup. Ct. Rule 9”, The Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inn of Court, Jackson Tennessee (January 2014)