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Staying Out of Trouble 2017: Hot Topics in Ethics and Avoiding Professional Discipline

Recorded on: Dec. 28, 2017
Running Time: 03:12:25

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A panel of experts will examine a number of important new developments in New York ethics law, all of which you need to know to protect yourself and your firm against claims of malpractice and ethical misconduct.

Lecture Topics [Total time 00:03:30]
Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:09:06]
    Ronald C. Minkoff
  • Getting In and Out of Trouble: Anatomy of a Disciplinary Case [02:01:26]
    Richard M. Maltz, Ronald C. Minkoff, Deborah A. Scalise, Raymond Vallejo
  • Hot Topics in Ethics [01:01:53]
    Sarah D. McShea, Ronald C. Minkoff, James Q. Walker

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • New York Rules of Professional Conduct (Effective April 1, 2009, as amended through January 1, 2017, with commentary as amended through January 1, 2017)
  • The Downward Spiral: A Morality Play in Several Acts
    Ronald C. Minkoff
  • Dealing with an Ethical Dilemma
    Deborah A. Scalise
  • Deborah A. Scalise and Sarah Jo Hamilton, Ethics Update 2017
    Deborah A. Scalise
  • Ethics Resources 2017
    Deborah A. Scalise
  • Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters, 22 NYCRR § 1240.11, Diversion to a Mentoring Program (effective October 1, 2016)
    Richard M. Maltz
  • New York Judiciary Law § 90, Admission to and removal from practice by appellate division; character committees (McKinney 2017)
    Richard M. Maltz
  • In re Apple, 148 A.D.3d 217 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2d Dept. 2017)
    Richard M. Maltz
  • In re Furtzaig, 305 A.D.2d 7 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1st Dept. 2003)
    Richard M. Maltz
  • In re Saghir, 86 A.D.3d 121 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2d Dept. 2011)
    Richard M. Maltz
  • In re Galasso, 19 N.Y.3d 688 (2012)
    Richard M. Maltz
  • Pearl v. Metropolitan Transp. Authority, 156 A.D.2d 281 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1st Dept. 1989)
    Richard M. Maltz
  • Ball of Confusion: Practicing Law from Your Second Home in Another State
    Ronald C. Minkoff
  • What Is a Lawyer’s Duty to Prevent Disclosure of Confidential Information through a Cyber-Hack?
    James Q. Walker
  • Advance Conflict Waivers—An Overview
    Sarah D. McShea
  • Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Negotiations
    David G. Keyko
  • Negotiation Ethics in Five Acts—”Where Is the Brink?” (Script)
    David G. Keyko

Presentation Material


  • Multijurisdictional Practice
    Ronald C. Minkoff
Chairperson(s)
Ronald C. Minkoff ~ Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
Speaker(s)
Richard M. Maltz ~ Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
Sarah D. McShea ~ Law Offices of Sarah Diane Mcshea
Deborah A. Scalise ~ Scalise & Hamilton LLP
Raymond Vallejo ~ Deputy Chief Attorney, Attorney Grievance Committee, First Judicial Department, Supreme Court, Appellate Division
James Q. Walker ~ Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
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