Free Webinar: Techniques for Navigating
Third-Party Ethical Challenges
When: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 11:00-12:00 P.T./2:00-3:00 E.T.
Third parties, such as friends, family members, or others may wish to be involved or present in an older adult’s legal matter or in seeking legal advice. Sometimes, the third-party is well-intentioned and feels that their presence is helpful or necessary, but an attorney’s ethical obligations to preserve client confidentiality and autonomy generally require that they speak with their client directly and alone. This can be a challenging situation to navigate, especially when the accompanying third party wants to know, “why am I left in the waiting room?”
In these situations, to avoid ethical challenges and provide person-directed representation, it is essential that the lawyer keep the Four C’s of ethics in mind: Client identification, Conflicts of Interest, Confidentiality, and Choice. This will help make it clear from the beginning who the client is and the client’s role in identifying their desired goals.
This training will:
· Explore real world case studies;
· Provide explanations of how the ethics rules guide the lawyer to actions that have the best outcome for the client;
· Share tips for having a conversation with clients and third parties about these concepts.
Non-attorney service providers may also find this training useful, as these considerations can impact cases that are handled across disciplines and through partnerships.
· David Godfrey, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
· Jill M. Sauber, Sauber Legal Services LLC
Capacity for this session is limited to 3,000 participants, and all participants will have the option of accessing audio through the computer or by phone. Closed captioning will be available. Please be sure to log onto the webinar a few minutes early in order to secure your place for the live presentation on Zoom. If you would like to request ASL interpretation or have other accessibility related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week in advance.
This webinar will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training. We are unable to offer CEU’s or other certifications. Thank you for understanding.The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. and will run for one hour.