Current Topics in Ethics for In-House Counsel: Priori Legal Ethics CLE

Priori Legal's Current Topics in Ethics for In-House Counsel program will be led by David Slarskey, a senior practitioner with extensive litigation experience. David will present a survey of recent ethics decisions relevant to in-house counsels for New York businesses. Specific topics to be covered include: lawyer as witness in administrative investigations, integration of technology into business practices, and restrictive covenants on settlement agreements.

Priori Legal has worked with our presenter to distill critical developments in ethics rules into a 1.5 credit-hour program targeting both new practitioners and experienced attorneys. This program will be openly available free of charge to registrants and will prove invaluable to the current practice of in-house counsels. 

Our application for accreditation of this course has been approved by the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 CLE credit hours of Ethics and Professionalism credit. This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Event Materials


Faculty Biography



“Current Topics in Ethics for In-House Counsel: 2015-2015 Ethics Decisions Applicable to Business” (Presentation) prepared by David Slarskey (Slarskey LLC).

“Current Topics in Ethics for In-House Counsel: 2015-2015 Ethics Decisions Applicable to Business” (Outline) prepared by David Slarskey (Slarskey LLC).

Background Materials

N.Y. State 1045, Lawyer as witness, (2015).

MacArthur v. Bank of New York, 524 F.Supp. 1205, 1208 (S.D.N.Y. 1981).

ABA Inf. I89-1529 (1989).

N.Y. State 1019, Confidentiality; Remote Access to Firm’s Electronic Files, (2014).

N.Y. State 1020, Confidentiality; use of cloud storage for purposes of a transaction, (2014).

David Slarskey, "Not Everything They Told Their Lawyers is Privileged," (2015).

N.Y. State 680, Record Retention by Electronic Means, (1996).

N.Y. State 709, Use of Internet to advertise and to conduct law practice focusing on trademarks; use of Internet e-mail; use of trade names, (1998).

N.Y. State 782, E-mailing documents that may contain hidden data reflecting client confidences and secrets, (2004).

N.Y. State 820, Use of e-mail service provider that scans e-mails for advertising purposes, (2008).

N.Y. State 833, Clients (Prospective); Communications; Duty of Lawyer, (2009).

N.Y. State 842, Using an outside online storage provider to store client confidential information, (2010). 

N.Y. State 940, Use of off-site backup tapes to store a client’s confidential information; retention of files in original paper form, (2012).

N.Y. State 950, Saving law firm mail in paper or electronic form, (2012). 

Zachary Wang, “Ethics and Electronic Discovery: New Medium, Same Problems,” 75 Defense Counsel Journal 328, at 7 (2008).

N.Y. State 1006, Settlement Agreements; restrictive covenants; prohibiting solicitation of new clients having similar claims; prohibiting the referral of such claims to other counsel, (2014).

N.Y. State 730, Settlement agreements, restrictive covenants, (2000).

ABA 93-371, Restrictions on the Right to Represent Clients In the Future, (1993). 

N.Y. State 1027, Choice of ethics rules for non-court matters, (2014).

The New York State Unified Court System Rules of Professional Conduct.

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