How to Counsel Clients Through Difficult Dilemmas: Advising clients on risky courses of action, balancing countervailing interests, issues of unlawful conduct, and ethical rules that govern such situations

Randall T. Tesser
Randall T. Tesser | Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP

Randall T. Tesser is an associate attorney at Tesser, Ryan & Rochman. Mr. Tesser obtained a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2017 where he also received a Certificate in Dispute Resolution, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tufts University.

Live Video-Broadcast: February 8, 2023

How to Counsel Clients Through Difficult Dilemmas: Advising clients on risky courses of action, balancing countervailing interests, issues of unlawful conduct, and ethical rules that govern such situations

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Program Summary

One of the challenges attorneys faces, and one that is not often given much attention in law school, is how to counsel clients through difficult dilemmas. Lawyers frequently have to advise clients who are choosing between several risky courses of action, balancing countervailing interests, or engaging (or asking that the lawyer engage) in unlawful conduct. This program will explore the ethical rules that govern such situations and suggest best practices and practice considerations.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Scope of Authority Between Attorney and Client
  • Appropriate Attorney-Client Communication
  • Declining or Terminating Representation
  • Issues with Dual Representation and Organization as Client

Date / Time: February 8, 2023

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Randall T. Tesser_ Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP._FedBarRandall T. Tesser | Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP

Randall T. Tesser is an associate attorney at Tesser, Ryan & Rochman. Mr. Tesser obtained a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2017 where he also received a Certificate in Dispute Resolution, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tufts University.

Mr. Tesser primarily practices in, and frequently lectures on, professional responsibility matters, and has experience with administrative proceedings and appeals, trust and estate planning and administration, business contracts, and mediation. Mr. Tesser is an appointed member of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Professional Discipline and is Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of NYSBA’s Dispute Resolution Section. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Tesser has played music professionally as a drummer across the country, including at Carnegie Hall.

Agenda

I. Scope of Authority Between Attorney and Client | 1:00pm to 1:15pm

II. Appropriate Attorney-Client Communication | 1:15pm – 1:30pm

III. Declining or Terminating Representation | 1:30pm – 1:45pm

IV. Issues with Dual Representation and Organization as Client | 1:45pm – 2:00pm