Ethical Issues for Lawyers & Firms When Lawyers Depart

Published on: February 10, 2023

This seminar will deal with the ethical, legal, and fiduciary dilemmas that lawyers (and firms) face when a lawyer has decided to leave the firm, including:

  • Can lawyers take clients with them?
  • If so, what are the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct that apply?
  • What can and should law firms do to protect their business interests?

Key topics to be discussed in this one-hour ethics CLE:

  • When lawyers want to take clients to the new firm
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Fiduciary concerns
  • Business concerns
  • Technological concerns
  • Duties the departing lawyer owes to the firm
  • Duties a departing lawyer owes to a client