May 16, 2019
Devika Kewalramani, will be on a panel discussing "Hard Legal Ethics Questions: How to Resolve Them or, Even Better, Avoid Them" at the New York City Bar Association’s Professional Development Workshop Series on Thursday, May 16th 2019 between 9:00 am - 10:45 am.
Ideally, the questions of legal ethics that lawyers commonly encounter in everyday practice are easily answered by referring to the Rules of Professional Conduct or to other sources of guidance. This program is not interested in those questions, however. Its subject is hard questions – those that arise in situations where lawyers have strong conflicting impulses, where important principles are in tension, and where the rules themselves are silent or uncertain. Ideally, lawyers rarely if ever face hard ethics questions. But exploring what makes these dilemmas challenging, the practical and procedural mechanisms for resolving them, and the possible ways of avoiding them, should provide useful insights and lessons for addressing, resolving and avoiding lawyers’ more common ethics dilemmas as well. Professor Bruce Green, who chairs the New York City Bar’s Committee on Professional Ethics, will lead a panel of committee members through this exploration.