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Cookies, Cocoa, and Family Law Ethics

December 09, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Milwaukee Bar Association
747 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Cookies, Cocoa, and Family Law Ethics

Presenter:  Stacie Rosenzweig, Halling & Cayo, S.C.

Ethical problems can come up even for the most diligent practitioners, across all practice areas.
Family law, given its emotionally charged nature, is especially ripe for ethical problems, complaints, and disciplinary
actions. Halling & Cayo, S.C. Attorney Stacie Rosenzweig will address how to avoid ethical problems, and what to do
when an attorney is faced with a potential or actual violation of the rules of professional responsibility.

Learning objectives:

1. Communication and Diligence. What does “reasonable promptness and diligence” and “reasonable
communication” mean in a family law context? (SCR 20:1.3, SCR 20:1.4(2)(-(4)) What happens when the
client wants to control everything? (SCR 20:1.2, SCR 20:1.4(5)) What happens if the client wants to do
something illegal? (SCR 20:1.6 (b), SCR 20:1.4(a)(5)) What happens if the client reveals child abuse is
occurring? (SCR 20:1.6 (b)-(c))

2. Conflicts of Interest. Can you represent someone in a divorce if you’ve represented them, or their family,
or their business, in other matters in the past? (SCR 20:1.8, 1.9) What happens when a pro se spouse asks
you for help? (SCR 20:4.3, SCR 20:1.7) Can you have a business or a personal relationship with your
client during, or after the divorce? (SCR 20:1.8)

3. Mistakes. When is it necessary to inform your client you made a mistake? (SCR 20:1.4, “What to Do After
Making A Serious Error,” Pierce & Anderson. Wis. Law. Feb. 2010.) What happens if a client makes a
complaint against you? (SCR 22, SCR 20:1.16)

Credit: 1.0 CLE ethics credit to be applied for
Registration & Lunch: 
12:00 - 12:30 PM
 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Location: MBA - 747 North Broadway


$40.00 MBA member

$52.00 MBA member w/lunch

$75.00 Non-member

$87.00 Non-member w/lunch