This course focuses on the various ethical considerations and issues that repeatedly emerge in a family law practice: conflicts of interest; client and other confidences; incompetent and emotional clients; child abuse; secret tape recordings; stolen documents; hidden evidence; lies under oath; and, last but not least, fee disputes. Addressing these areas constitute the norm for the Family Practice lawyer.

Tennessee attorneys bring years of extensive Family Law trial work and mediation participation to their consideration of the most basic elements of these issues in order to find realistic, applicable solutions to guide your daily practice. Their purpose is not to wax philosophically about family law ethics. Rather, their goal is to give you concrete rules and practical opinions that can guide your practice almost immediately–whether your decisions involve your client(s), adverse counsel, the judge, the mediator, the adverse party or even disciplinary counsel.

Family law is unique in that it offers practitioners a real opportunity to affect-positively or negatively-a person at a most fundamental level. In these cases, you address much more than purse strings or property; you actually have the opportunity to shape families in one form or another. For that reason, your ethical obligations are serious, extensive and meaningful.

Begin your review of the unique ethical issues of Family Practice by registering for this new course.

Course Author: Jim Moore

Course Credit: 1.0 Hours Dual Credit

Ethics of Family Practice