November 17, 2006
Ethics: deterring misconduct by decisions
How do disciplinary decisions impact the ethical and professional behavior of attorneys? Alvin E. Mathews Jr., Lane Alton & Horst, examines recent trends in disciplinary decisions in an in-depth discussion of recent case law and its effect on lawyer’s ethics in “Message to Ohio Lawyers: Maintain High Standards or Else” on Nov. 30 from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m.
“If the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline determines that a lawyer should be disciplined, the Board files a final certified report of its proceedings, including its written findings of fact and recommendations, with the Clerk of the Supreme Court,” Said Matthews. “In years past, the Court has followed the Board’s recommendations for discipline fairly consistently and the Court continues to give the Board’s determinations and recommendations considerable deference. However, it has been observed that the Court seems to be increasingly departing from the Board’s recommended sanctions. This is a trend of which all lawyers should take note.”
This live seminar also features a comparison of professionalism standards Ohio and nationwide with John P. Curp of Taft Stittinius & Hollister as he looks at trends and developments in professionalism guidelines as supported by case law. He also will explore professionalism/civility issues as viewed by judges, litigators and business practitioners.
Dennis B. Ehrie of Talbot Hall, University Hospital East will kick off the program with “Why some people drink, get drunk, get in trouble, deny they ever did and do it all over again the next day.” He will also discuss the physiology of addiction - understanding what makes some people different - rounding out the Rule X requirement of 1.0 ethics, 1.0 professionalism and 0.5 substance abuse credit for the seminar.
Register online at www.cbalaw.org or phone 614/221.4112 for event # 3657-1. The cost is $85 prepaid/$95 day of for members, $125 prepaid/$135 day of for non-members and $55 prepaid/$65 day of for paralegals.