Update on Attorney Misconduct: New Rules, New Rulings

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Every attorney must comply with the ethical rules and avoid attorney misconduct.  These rules are continuously changing and practitioners must diligently stay up-to-date on these new developments.  This program will provide an overview on the rules applicable to attorney misconduct and provide an update on recent case law surrounding these issues.

Educational Objectives:
Program participants will learn:
• What constitutes attorney misconduct
• The causes of attorney misconduct
• How to address situations where one is faced with attorney misconduct

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
This webinar will benefit any attorney who has been faced with attorney misconduct as well as any party – individual or organization – who is the victim of that misconduct as well as any judges or professional ethics panel members who address complaints of misconduct.

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Michael Downey, Downey Law Group LLC

Michael Downey is a legal ethics lawyer and founder of Downey Law Group LLC, a law firm devoted to legal ethics, lawyer discipline defense, and the law of lawyering. Mr. Downey regularly advises law firms and corporate legal departments on legal ethics and risk management issues and defends lawyers and firms in civil litigation and disciplinary cases.

Mr. Downey has also taught legal ethics and law firm practice at Washington University School of Law since 2003 and professional responsibility at St. Louis University School of Law since 2010. He chaired the ABA Law Practice Division from 2013-14; has presented on professional ethics more than 350 times in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom; and has published the book Introduction to Law Firm Practice (ABA 2010) and more than 100 articles on legal ethics. Mr. Downey writes regular ethics columns for the Law Practice, Litigation, the National Law Journal, and the St. Louis Lawyer.

In 2014, Missouri Lawyers Weekly named Mr. Downey a “Most Influential Lawyer” as the “go-to legal ethics lawyer in Missouri.” Mr. Downey has also been named a “2015 Top 50 Lawyer in St. Louis” by Super Lawyers, and in 2015 was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management.