Bond In-House Counsel CLE Series: Highlights of New York's New Rules of Professional Conduct (3/10/09)

January 8, 2009

Bond Facilities Overview
Programs are live in our Syracuse office and transmitted via a videoconference network connecting our regional offices in Eastern and Western New York, New York City and on Long Island. Bond's technology allows real time interaction between the attendees in our regional offices and the speaker(s) appearing in Syracuse.

Please note that since these conferences take place in Bond offices (with the exception of the Rochester location; see directions insert page), seating is limited. Therefore, early registration is recommended. Lunch is included and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to Noon. Programs begin at Noon.

Lunch is included and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to Noon. Program begins at Noon.

CLE Credit
1.5 CLE Ethics Credits (Eligible for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys)
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. Each program has been designated as providing the listed number of credits in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board.

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Registration and Lunch

Noon to 1:15 p.m.
The Appellate Divisions in New York have adopted an entirely new set of ethics rules governing lawyer conduct which take effect April 1, 2009. This program will focus on the most significant changes contained in these new rules, including:


  • Formatting changes
  • Confidentiality as it relates to both current and former clients
  • New rules on obligations owed to prospective clients
  • Allocation of authority between client and attorney
  • And more


Learn about the most comprehensive overhaul of New York's ethics rules in the past 40 years.

JOHN GAAL is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A., with honors, 1974) and the Notre Dame Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1977).

Mr. Gaal's practice covers the full range of labor and employment services on behalf of management. In addition to employment litigation (discrimination, breach of contract, tort claims, etc.) in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies (EEOC and NYSDHR), Mr. Gaal's practice includes such traditional labor services as union avoidance counseling, collective bargaining, and representation of employers before the NLRB and in labor arbitrations. Mr. Gaal is also a frequent author and speaker on issues of professional responsibility. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 20091, Super Lawyers®2, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Law.

1 Copyright 2008 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
2 Copyright New York Super Lawyers 2008.