Standing Guard – Protecting Privilege and Work Product (Ethics credit)

Presenters:

Philip Cook The Cook Law Firm, P.C., Founder

Jane Kim Keller & Benvenutti LLP, Partner

Tobias Keller Keller & Benvenutti LLP, Partner

Categories:

Ethics

Program Level: Intermediate

Duration: 63 minutes

Delivery Date: November 8, 2018

Release Date: May 31, 2019

Program Description

Navigating through issues of privilege and work product can be particularly complicated for in-house counsel. You must identify a corporate “client,” and specifically those individuals who can communicate on its behalf.  Where in-house attorneys have both legal and business responsibilities, the role played can affect whether or not communications are protected by privilege. The program will cover circumstances like these, unique to the analysis of privilege and work product for in-house counsel, and provide practical suggestions for protecting information under the attorney-client communications privilege and the work product doctrine. 

Learning Objectives
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • – Understand the nature of privileged communications in the organizational context
  • – Identify types of communications involving in-house counsel that may or may not be privileged
  • – Guard against risks that disclosures to third parties may waive privilege
  • – Utilize practical suggestions about ways that in-house counsel can protect the privileged nature of their communications and attorney work product
Agenda

– Mins 1-5: Introduction
– Mins 6-45: Topic 1 – Protecting Privilege
– Mins 46-55: Topic 2 – Protecting Work Product
– Mins 56-60: Closing Remarks

CLE Info

This program is currently available for Ethics credit in the following states:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Georgia
Hawaii*
Illinois
Indiana
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey*
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia

Note that in Missouri and Wisconsin, attorneys cannot satisfy ethics credits with on-demand programming. As such, this program is only approved for general credit in Missouri and Wisconsin.

*In Hawaii and New Jersey, we rely on their reciprocity policies pursuant to which our programs are deemed accredited once they are approved in the various reciprocity states where we apply such as California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For information on attendance reporting, please refer to the CLE Info page.

Presenters:

Philip Cook
Founder, The Cook Law Firm, P.C.

Jane Kim
Partner, Keller & Benvenutti LLP

Tobias Keller
Partner, Keller & Benvenutti LLP

Categories:

Ethics

Program Level: Intermediate

Duration: 63 minutes

Delivery Date: November 8, 2018

Release Date: May 31, 2019