Sherri D. Goodman, Department of Education, West Virginia
Michael P. Downey is a partner at the St. Louis law firm Fox Galvin, LLC, where he represents businesses in complex civil litigation -- primarily commercial, class action, and environmental cases -- and counsels lawyers and accountants on legal and ethical matters. Mike also teaches legal ethics as an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law and has published or presented on professional ethics more than 100 times. He chairs the ABA's Ethics and Technology Committee, served on the Missouri Bar's Ethics 2005 Committee and Special Committee on Lawyer Advertising, and helps write ethics advisory opinions for the Illinois State Bar Association. Mike graduated with honors from Georgetown University and first in his class from Washington University School of Law, then clerked for the Hon. Pasco M. Bowman, II, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, before entering private practice.
Sherri D. Goodman is presently a staff attorney for the West Virginia Department of Education where she litigates teacher certification issues. She has been a sole practitioner focusing on legal ethics and professionalism. She still represents lawyers before the Lawyer Disciplinary Board, serves as an expert witness and provides legal ethics advice to lawyers throughout the State. Ms. Goodman served as the Chief Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel from February 1990 to July 1999 and Assistant Disciplinary Counsel from July 1986 to April 1988. Ms. Goodman graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, magna cum laude, and the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. She has been admitted to practice in West Virginia and related Federal Courts since 1983.
The internet provides a wealth of advertising opportunities for lawyers. But it also has created a minefield of ethical traps for the unwary practitioners, including multi-jurisdictional practice issues. Don’t make a costly mistake! This fascinating and timely telephone seminar/audio webcast, featuring knowledgeable ethics speakers Michael P. Downey and Sherri D. Goodman, will update you on the latest do’s and don’ts of lawyer advertising on the web.
How the ethical rules impact lawyer-created websites and blogs
Ethical limits on domain names
Posting client intake forms
Soliciting clients through third-party sites, including chatrooms and lawyer referral services
Multijurisdictional practice issues
This interactive seminar affords the opportunity to submit questions in advance and/or during the program for discussion by the faculty.
Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.0; 50-minute hours, 1.2
Suggested Prerequisite: Limited experience in legal practice
Educational Objective: Provide information on recent legal and ethical developments; maintain professional competence and responsibility as a practitioner
Eastern: 1 pm - 2 pm Central: 12 noon - 1 pm Mountain: 11 am - 12 noon Pacific & Arizona: 10 am – 11 am Alaska: 9 am - 10 am Hawaii: 7 am - 8 am
Mandatory CLE Credit
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The Table of Contents for this coursebook can be found below. For further information about the program, please use the links on the lefthand side under "Course Details".