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The Rules of Professional Conduct indicates that an attorney who possesses unprivileged information that a judge has violated the Rules of Judicial Conduct shall inform the appropriate authority and that that it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to knowingly assist a judge in conduct that is a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct. Therefore it is incumbent for every attorney to be familiar with the rules of Judicial Conduct and the type of conduct that is to be expected from the Bench. In this interactive presentation attorneys will gain a working knowledge of the Rules of Judicial Conduct and we will review recent ethical decisions where judges were disciplined for ethical misconduct. Attendees have described this presentation as “educational, engaging, interactive, entertaining, lively, informative, humorous, useful and really well done.”
Attorneys will review and discuss:
· The duty to report judicial conduct rule 8.3, rules professional conduct.
· Attorney cannot assist judge to violate Rules of Judicial Conduct, Rule 8.4
· What an attorney can do if the attorney observes judicial misconduct.
· Rule of Judicial Conduct 2.8, demeanor and decorum of a judge.
· Rule of Judicial Conduct 2.3 prohibiting bias and prejudice of a judge.
· Rule of Judicial Conduct 2.2, Impartiality and Fairness of a judge.
· The Disciplinary procedure to sanction a judge.
· Disciplinary cases against judges and their defenses.
· Disciplinary cases involving sexism and sexual misconduct by judges.
· Social media and judicial misconduct.
Philip Bogdanoff is a nationally recognized continuing legal education speaker on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and other related topics. Previously, as an attorney, he served as assistant prosecutor in the Summit County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office for more than 25 years, beginning in 1981. Mr. Bogdanoff argued cases before the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals and twenty cases before the Ohio Supreme Court including six death penalty cases - before retiring as a senior assistant prosecutor.
He is the author of numerous articles on ethics, professionalism and other related legal topics and has taught the members of numerous organizations including the National Association of Legal Administrators, as well as numerous state and local Bar associations, Prosecuting Attorney's Associations, and law firms. More information about Mr. Bogdanoff is available on his Web site at http://www.philipbogdanoff.com/.
Thu, Oct 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am PDT
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