11:00 a.m.Tone at the Top and Ethical Obligations Inside
Corporate leaders, including the General
Counsel, help set the company’s ethical tone at the top. At the same time
attorneys for the corporation (whether in-house or outside counsel) need to
understand that a company’s decision to assume a business risk does not mean
that it is acting unethically. The ethical issues in this setting include
understanding the identity of the client, how an in-house attorney manages when
he or she performs a business function in addition to providing legal advice,
and the reporting up or climbing the ladder obligations.
Networking Lunch (Included)
Enjoy lunch with the panelists and other attendees.
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction: Practical Tips That You Can Use
This session, which qualifies for Substance Abuse credit, will be led by Will Frey, an instructor of mindfulness-based stress reduction for the Program on Integrative Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Frey is the author of Ease Into Freedom: Keys for Reducing Stress and Unlocking Your Potential published in 2016. He will offer some practical tips for reducing stress.1:50 p.m.
Ethical Issues in Litigation Financing
Litigation financing is becoming increasingly
popular. In it, a third party (not a party to the litigation or counsel)
provides financing for the litigation in exchange for a financial interest in the
outcome of the litigation. Repayment of the financing is contingent upon successfully
resolving the matter. The panel will explore some of the legal and ethical
issues this practice presents related to confidentiality, privilege waivers,
independence of professional judgment, and conflicts of interest.