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Ethics of Negotiation Seminar Offered on December 14 by Institute for Professional Education

December 09, 2010 – 

The Rutgers Institute for Professional Education is offering “Ethics of Negotiation” from 4 – 6 pm on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. The seminar is recommended for attorneys involved in settlement or other negotiations.

Two CLE Ethics credit hours (NJ, NY and PA) will be provided. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $75. For full registration details, visit http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/IPE.

Using interactive discussion of situations that typically confront attorneys in negotiations and ethics opinions in this area, the seminar will explore how the Rules of Professional Conduct impact the negotiation process. Topics to be covered include:

  • Who is the client and how does that impact one’s duty during negotiations?
  • Communicating with clients and opposing counsel about settlement offers
  • Are bluffing and puffing ethical? If so, when?
  • Negotiating when an attorney represents multiple clients
  • Handling confidential client information during negotiations
  • What duty does an attorney have to correct another’s mistake during negotiations?