May 3, 2013
Mecklenburg County Bar
Civil Litigation, Criminal Justice, Ethics, Practice Management
In this one-hour presentation, we will analyze and attempt to solve the various ethical and strategic problems that can arise when we determine that our clients are lying, or may be lying, to us, the other side or the Court. The discussion will implicate criminal, regulatory and civil considerations and situations, and rely on hypotheticals modeled on Mr. Terpening’s own experience. Specific coverage will include:
• What to do when you believe your client is intent on lying under oath at trial
• What happens and what to do when you discover that your client’s lies have inadvertently caused you to make misstatements in filed pleadings
• Suggested approaches to confronting your client without permanently damaging your professional relationship
• How to handle clients who may be tampering with witnesses or documents, or otherwise obstructing justice
• Parallel proceedings: criminal implications of dishonesty in regulatory and civil matters
• Detailed discussion of the applicable Ethics Rules
The views and opinions are not necessarily those of the 26th Judicial District Bar.
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.
How to Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.