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Leaving Government Employment: Ethics Issues for Lawyers 2019 *Class by Webinar*

April 25, 2019

Credits: 2.0 Ethics Credit Hours

Course Level: Intermediate

Description: Leaving federal government employment for the private or nonprofit sec­tor raises important ethics issues for attorneys and presents potential pitfalls. Government post-employment restrictions do not always coincide with the Bar’s ethics rules and carry criminal penalties if violated. Even those who are not planning to leave government work will benefit from a clear understanding of post-government employment ethics issues, includ­ing matters an attorney may be permanently barred from working on after leaving federal service. From potential conflicts of interest that must be considered during and after the employment search process to rules about confidentiality and contact with one’s former government employer, government attorneys will walk away from this course with a better grasp of both the ethical standards in the applicable D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct and any relevant statutory require­ments. It is particularly important for govern­ment attorneys to understand that they face potential criminal liability and disciplinary action from the Bar when they violate some of these rules. The course also will alert attendees to post-government employment issues on fee sharing and other matters dealing with employment transitions.


Thomas B. Mason, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Hope C. Todd, D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Counsel

Fee: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government Attorneys; $129 Others

The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates! For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.


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Thomas Mason, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis

Hope Todd, D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Counsel

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