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The Ethical Rules for the Family Law Attorney: Where is the line between zealous and over-zealous?

In war, soldiers must abide by the Geneva Convention. In litigation, trial attorneys must comply with the rules of professional responsibility. Sometimes it is difficult to discern whether you are over the front line in enemy territory in the heat of battle. As family law attorneys, we must navigate a minefield of ethical responsibilities to the court, to our client, and to the opponent

This program will provide you with a better understanding of where the lines dividing ethical conduct and a disciplinary complaint lie. We will discuss the common ethical violations encountered in our field as well as the uncommon ones. 

The discussion will range from:

  • The duties of candor to the tribunal as required in financial statements
  • Affidavits and pleadings
  • Duties to our client regarding retainers and fees
  • Ethical responsibilities in dealing with opposing parties, whether they are represented or not

The program will feature a seasoned panel with extensive experience with ethical issues, disciplinary proceedings, as well as a view from the bench regarding these topics.

Please join us for this specially-priced program at the beautiful Plymouth County Courthouse.


Michael I. Flores, Esq.
Michael I. Flores, PC, Orleans

Hon. Patricia A. Gorman
Middlesex Probate and Family Court, Cambridge

Mark I. Berson, Esq.
Mark I. Berson, Greenfield

Michael Fredrickson, Esq.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts-Board of Bar Overseers, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

Law Practice Management Section

The Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section

Young Lawyers Division

Date:Monday, May 05, 2014
Time:4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Plymouth Probate and Family Court
Jury Room - 2nd floor
52 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA, 02361
MBA Paralegals$15.00
MBA Law Student$15.00
MBA New Admittee$15.00
MBA Member$25.00

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