Professionalism and Clients:  Zealous Representation, Reasonably Diligent or Overly Meek?

Pupilage Group Five presented an excellent program that generated plenty of lively discussion from the audience.  The program focused on professionalism instead of simply ethics, and included scenarios involving perfectly ethical decisions by lawyers that nevertheless had implications for professionalism and the business side of the practice. The hypotheticals involved four partners in a firm, discussing whether or not to keep a junior partner, after his handling of several different cases.  There was also some fine acting on the part of the partners!

The materials from the presentation are attached below.

Pupilage Group 5, agenda

Pupilage Group 5, hypotheticals and answers

Pupilage Group 5, applicable ethical rules