Professional & Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Carlock Copeland’s Pete Werdesheim served on one of four panels at the ICLE Georgia “Professional & Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation” seminar in March. Each panel will considered a series of hypothetical situations which often arise in litigation. Hypotheticals addressed at least one ethical, professional or legal dilemma which a litigator may face while representing a client. (A few examples: How soon must you disclose to a client that you have made an error? How much can you charge a client for work done by a contract lawyer? Can your fee agreement require that disputes be arbitrated? If you find an important internal memo drafted by your opposing counsel, can you read it and use it? Must you return it? Can you pay for your client’s medical bills? Can you respond to a nasty on-line review?)
The panels consisted of appellate judges (Supreme Court and Court of Appeals), trial court judges, lawyers from the Office of the General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia, and experienced litigation attorneys.