Sunday, November 6, 2011

Nov 17/Web - Attorney Client Privilege in the Corporate Setting (#legal education)

The way that privileged information is handled by in-house counsel has its own set of challenges that differs greatly from those that outside counsel face. In-house counsel must adhere to certain requirements for the handling of privileged information, as well as fulfill a unique role in litigation. Also, they must make special considerations when dealing with offices, outside firms and even foreign jurisdictions.

The panel of experts at this complimentary webinar will provide some fundamental information about what is privileged communication and attorney-client privilege under the American Bar Association model rules. The panel will also discuss how in-house counsel should treat and protect privileged information, as well as who can waive privilege and how to handle inadvertent disclosures. It will also discuss some special considerations for counsel in dealing with outside firms, offices, and even foreign jurisdictions.
Attorney Client Privilege in the Corporate Setting
On November 17, 2011 from 2:00-3:30 PM, ET, Kay Baxter of Swetman, Baxter, Massenburg, LLC, Daniel Wills, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Tyler Mercer, Senior Litigation Counsel, Valero Energy Corporation and Christy Benton, Assistant General Counsel for John Crane, Inc. will discuss the following topics:
  • What is “privileged communication”? (ABA Model Rules 1.6, 1.13 and 1.18)
  • Definition of attorney-client privilege
  • How to treat and protect privileged information (ABA Model Rule 1.6)
  • Who can waive privilege and what to do about inadvertent disclosures
  • The role of the in-house counsel and the possible concerns regarding their role in the corporate setting (ABA Model Rules 1.7 and 1.13)
  • Special considerations for companies dealing with offices, outside firms, attorneys and others in foreign jurisdictions In-house counsel
  • The experts will also answer your questions on this important topic.
    *CLE is in the process of approval. LexisNexis is approved for telephonic/webinar training in the following mandatory CLE states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York†, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Contact the LexisNexis® CLE Group for eligibility requirements.

    †Only experienced (having completed their first 32 hours of CLE) NY attorneys may take telephonic training for CLE. New York regulation requires that all CLE sessions must be conducted by a JD or an attorney in good standing.
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