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Livestream - Professionalism, Ethics & Malpractice


CLE Hours: 3 including 3 General, 2 Ethics, 1 Professionalism, 0 Trial Practice

Categories:
Ethics |  Professionalism

Dates


Description

 

  • Speakers, session times and credit hours are subject to change.
  • Ethics | Professionalism | Trial Practice

 

  • PRESIDING:
  • Jeffrey M. Smith, Program Chair; Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Atlanta, GA

 

  • 8:30
  • IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

  • 9:00
  • GREETING
  • Colette Reed, ICLE Program Coordinator, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

  • 9:05
  • WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  • Jeffrey M. Smith

  • 9:15
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE ISSUES (provides ethics credit)
  • Joel R. Feldman, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Atlanta, GA

  • 10:15
  • BREAK

  • 10:30
    MULTI-STATE PRACTICE OF LAW: PROFESSIONALISM, ETHICS RULES AND WHAT IS ACTUALLY TAKING PLACE (provides ethics credit)
    Paula J. Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

  • 11:00
  • PROFESSIONALISM AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: WHERE IT STARTED, WHERE IT IS AND WHERE IT IS GOING (provides ethics credit)
  • Paula J. Frederick
    Jeffrey M. Smith

  • 11:30
  • UPDATE ON PROFESSIONALISM AND LEGAL MALPRACTICE CASES (provides professionalism credit)
  • Jeffrey M. Smith

  • 12:30
  • ADJOURN

 

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Speaker

Mr. Jeffrey M. Smith's Profile

Mr. Jeffrey M. Smith Related Seminars and Products

Greenberg Traurig LLP


A.  PRACTICE

Securities law, including ethics and malpractice litigation involving attorneys and accountants; entertainment industry joint ventures and audits; and food and beverage industry joint ventures and audits. 

B.  EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Minnesota, 1970.  University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1966-67.  Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Minnesota, 1973. Member, 1971-72, and President 1972-73, Minnesota Law Review.

 C.  HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  1. The Best Lawyers in America: Plaintiffs’ Legal Malpractice;
  2. The Best Lawyers in America: Defendants’ Legal Malpractice;
  3. The Best Lawyers in America: Corporate Law;
  4.   Who’s Who in American Law;
  5.  Who’s Who in America and;
  6.  Who’s Who in the World.

 

D.  SUMMARY OF TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

  1. Semester courses in Ethics and Legal Malpractice at Duke, Emory and Vanderbilt Law Schools.
  2. Chair, 1983 – 2022, Georgia ICLE Professionalism, Ethics and Malpractice Seminar.
  3. Southwestern University of Finance and Economics: Guest Lecturer, English Language Instruction, 2013 (Chengdue, China).   
  4. Central University of Finance and Economics:  Honorary Professor and Guest Lecturer, Securities Laws, and Legal Opinions, 2008-present (Beijing, China).
  5. Suzhou Institute:  Guest Lecturer, Securities Regulation, 2009 (Suzhou, China).
  6. China Supreme Court: Guest Lecturer, Evolution of the Federal Securities Laws in the United States and comparison to China’s Securities Laws, May 13, 2008 (Beijing, China).   

 

E. PUBLICATION

 

1.  1976: Author, Preventing Legal Malpractice (West Publishing), the first book on this subject.
2.  1981:  Editor and reviewer, Levinson, Accountant’s Legal Liability (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.).
3.  1999: Co-author, Fourth Edition of Preventing Legal Malpractice (Thomson/West).  4.  1985-2015:  Co-author, Legal Malpractice (Thomson/West), a five-volume, 7,000-page treatise.           
5.   2007-Present:  Co-author, Second, Third and Fourth Editions, Legal Opinions In Business   Transactions (American Bar Association), a three-volume, 2,000-page treatise. 
6.   2021: Co-editor, Harvard Professor Michael Witzel, The Veda in Kashmir (Harvard Press). 
7.   2023: (estimated):  Co-author with Harvard Professor Michael Witzel, Teaching English Strategically to Native Mandarin Speakers.

 


Mr. Joel Ross Feldman Related Seminars and Products

Greenberg Traurig LLP


Joel Feldman is the Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Trademark & Brand Management Group. He is also an Adjunct Trademark Law Professor at Tulane Law School, where he founded and directs the law school’s Intersession Trademark Prosecution Boot Camp. 

 

Joel serves on the International Trademark Association’s Academic Committee as the Chair of the Professors and Adjunct Professors Subcommittee.  Joel has authored many articles, including “The 10 Commandments of Trademark Commentary: A Community Resource.”

 

He has lectured on many topics, including “Brand Management in the Age of Cancel Culture.”  He is a regular contributor to Bloomberg and Managing IP.


Ms. Paula J. Frederick's Profile

Ms. Paula J. Frederick Related Seminars and Products

State Bar of Georgia


Paula Frederick is General Counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, a unified bar organization with 54,000 members. As general counsel, Frederick is responsible for interpreting the ethics rules for lawyers, prosecuting lawyer discipline cases, and providing legal advice to the officers and directors of the organization. She has served in the Office of the General Counsel for 35 years, and was Deputy General Counsel for Discipline before assuming the General Counsel role.

 

Frederick is a 1982 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law and a 1979 graduate of Duke University. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, she spent six years as a staff attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society handling civil legal matters for low-income people.

 

Frederick is a past president of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. She is also an active member of the American Bar Association, where she is chair of the Center for Professional Responsibility.  In the past she has served the ABA as chair of its Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, chair of the Standing Committee on Lawyer Regulation, as a member of the Board of Governors, and as chair of the Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. 


Important Information

Please be advised that your credit will not be reported to the State Bar of Georgia CLE Regulation Department until after you have completed the steps necessary to earn credit for that program. 

Self reporting is required for all other jurisdictions.

The information presented is solely for educational purposes. The opinions expressed by the faculty in their materials and presentations are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the State Bar of Georgia, its officers, directors and/or employees. The faculty is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and these presentations and publications are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. All publications and presentations were created to serve the continuing legal education needs of practicing attorneys.

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