Anatomy of a Legal Opinion and the Ethical Implications Involved – ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

Start date: May 22, 2019

End date: May 24, 2019

Location: Washington, D.C.

Affodable Housing

Mattye Gouldsby Jones will serve as a panelist on the “Anatomy of a Legal Opinion and the Ethical Implications Involved,” panel at the ABA Forum.

The panelists will present a breakdown of the typical topics addressed in a legal opinions and, for each section, as deals become increasingly more complex, the considerations and best practices for complying with ABA Model Rules 1.1, 1.7, 3.1, and 4.1; AICPA SSTS No. 1(5)(a) and No. 7; Circular 230 Section 10.34 and 10.37 and ABA Formal Opinion Number 314.

IADC Professional Liability Roundtable

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm ET

Location: New York University School of Law


Elizabeth Haecker Ryan will moderate the panel “Ensuring That #METOO is Not You Too: Defending a #MeToo Claim, Including Practical Tips for Clients.”

The legal industry is not immune to the #MeToo movement as the country witnessed in last year’s Supreme Court hearings. This panel will discuss ways to prepare a defense of a #MeToo claim against a lawyer including how to approach a claimant as well as how to present a defense to a jury. The panel will also discuss practical ways law firms and lawyers can establish standards and policies to prevent #MeToo claims in the future but do not limit women and men from working together.

Moderator: Elizabeth Haecker Ryan, Coats Rose, New Orleans, LA

Speakers: Cynthia A. Carter, Berkley Select, Chicago, IL; Lisa Lupion, Orrick, New York, NY; Peter J. Woo, Goldberg Segalla, Los Angeles, CA

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