Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:30am to 1:45pm

This program focuses on key issues of ethics, professionalism, and law practice management that are essential for new attorneys and, indeed, all attorneys. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion of ethical hypotheticals to illustrate the relevant and practical application of the Rules of Professional Conduct in the daily practice of law. 

Topics include:

Law practice management best practices:

  • management of staff
  • utilizing technology 
  • time management
  • time and file management
  • establishing an effective conflict management system
  • retainer agreements, declination letters
  • billing best practices

Ethical issues and best practices:

  • forming the attorney-client relationship
  • evaluating, limiting and addressing conflicts
  • communications with clients, opposing counsel, third parties, and the courts
  • responsibilities in handling client funds and confidential information
  • avoiding malpractice
  • handling ethical lapses 

Though the program follows the curriculum and utilizes an instructional video set forth by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the PA Bridge the Gap requirement, it also covers New Jersey practice and divergences between New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rules. 

NJ CLE Information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 3.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism and 1.8 qualify as hours of credit for NJ newly admitted credit.

FACULTY: Andrew L. Rossner, Associate Dean for Professional and Skills Education, Practice Professor of Law, and Director of Rutgers Institute for Professional Education at Rutgers Law School

LOCATION: 123 Washington Street, 

Newark, NJ 07102

CREDITS: NJ: 4.8 (incl. 3.0 ethics) | NY: 4.5 (incl. 3.0 ethics) | PA: 4.0 (incl. 2.5 ethics)


  • Newly Admitted Lawyers Course
  • Bridge the Gap Course


  • Ethics 
  • Law Practice Management 
  • Skills Training 
  • Conflicts of Interest 
  • Fiscal Responsibility 

COST: $125.00