CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Robert Clifford, partner at Clifford Law Offices will be leading a webinar panel on the Ethics of Client Communications Thursday, February 20th, 2014. The free webinar is part of the seventh annual Continuing Legal Education Series (CLE) held at the DePaul Conference Center on the DePaul University campus in Chicago, Illinois. The upcoming webinar will cover the do's, don'ts and best practices of lawyer communication with both commercial and consumer clients; issues in ex parte communications between lawyers and adjudicators; and how to avoid breaches of client confidentiality.
"The Internet Age has impacted communications between clients and law firms. The upcoming Continual Legal Education webinar on client communication will address communications and ethics on many fronts and in many every-day situations," said CLE sponsor and panel moderator Robert Clifford. "The panelists will bring a breadth and depth of perspective to shed light on the critical topic of ethical issues involving client communications and will offer some common sense advice based on the Rules of Professional Conduct."
The 2014 webinar panelists include Justice Maureen Connors of the Illinois Appellate Court, James J. Grogan, Deputy Administration and Chief Counsel of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, and Sara Parikh, Ph.D., Managing Director of Leo J. Shapiro & Associates. Hypotheticals will be presented during the webinar to demonstrate problems involving client communications and how the Model Rules of Professional Conduct can offer some insight into solving those issues.
"The goal is that these annual webinars help lawyers get it right while also helping the profession to promote civility in the courtroom and to the public," said Clifford. "My law firm continues to sponsor these important programs free so that every lawyer can take advantage of the excellent speakers and all that they have to offer."
Last year's Continuing Legal Education Series program attracted more than 2,500 people in person and on the web. The webinar involves a live audio-visual broadcast of the discussion amongst panelists, which attendees can easily access from their desktops. There is a significant interactive Q&A element, allowing the people in the audience and those attending via the Internet to participate.
To learn more about the Continuing Legal Education Series (CLE) webinar "The Ethics of Client Communications" visit: http://bit.ly/1dpI7UJ
About Robert Clifford
Robert A. Clifford was named by Chicago Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2013, remains committed to raising the quality of the practice of law in the state of Illinois and promoting civility. Clifford was named the 2012 Chicago Lawyer Person of the Year. Based upon his trial accomplishments, and his contributions to the legal community and the Chicago area, his colleagues nominated him for the prestigious honor given to one person each year. He is the founder of Clifford Law Offices, a nationally recognized personal injury law firm in Chicago concentrating in aviation, transportation, personal injury, medical negligence, and product liability law. To learn more about Robert Clifford visit http://cliffordlaw.com/attorneys/robert-a-clifford/
About Clifford Law Offices
Clifford Law Offices is ranked one of the top law firms in Illinois as well as in the country in the area of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases such as medical malpractice, aviation litigation, products liability, premises liability and transportation litigation. It also has developed a reputation in qui tam litigation or whistleblower cases and handles class action matters as well as commercial litigation cases. Robert Clifford, senior partner at the firm founded in 1985, was named 2012 Chicago Lawyer Person of the Year by Chicago Lawyer magazine and one of the top one hundred most powerful Chicagoans in 2013. He was named the #1 lawyer in the state by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2013. To learn more about Clifford Law Offices or Robert Clifford, visit www.CliffordLaw.com or call 312-899-9090.
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