Ethics and Professionalism Bundle 2018

This seminar is approved for 3.0 total WV MCLE AV credits, including 3.0 Ethics/Law Office Management credits.


At its core, lawyer professionalism states that a lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation. This presentation will focus on refreshing lawyers on the general principles of being an effective and professional attorney including knowing your cases, being courteous to opposing counsel, and knowing and applying all of the rules of procedure and evidence. 

Honorable Paul T. Farrell 
Sixth Judical Court


Significant amendments were made to the WV Rules of Professional Conduct by order of the WV Supreme Court of Appeals. Nearly every Rule of Professional Conduct and/or official comment was amended on January 1, 2015. This presentation will highlight the impact of these new rules and other ethical issues to assist you with compliance.

Rachael L. Fletcher Cipoletti, Chief Lawyer   
Office of Disciplinary Counsel 

Ethics and Email  

This session will cover the use of email, specifically, as it pertains to attorneys’ responsibility to maintain client confidences. Emails are just another form of written communication for lawyers. They are considered “writings” according to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and as such, lawyers should treat them the same way they treat letters and pleadings. As such, there are basic ethical obligations related to emails, and attorneys should be aware of potential pitfalls when using information systems that may be maintained by someone outside the firm.

Jack Hoblitzell, Esquire          
Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC