Dan K. Moore Program in EthicsPDF
Kate Gordon Maynard participated as a panelist in UNC School of Law's annual Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics. The four-hour online CLE featured experienced practitioners, thought leaders and scholars discussing the ethical issues attorneys face on behalf of their corporate clients. The sessions included:
Return to Work (or Not or Only Some)?
The panelists explored the myriad of practical and ethical issues associated with return to work (or not) and hybrid work environments. Practical considerations include building and maintaining relationships and culture, training new staff and associates, ensuring attention to mental health and well-being, and understanding the child care conundrum for those with unvaccinated children. The ethical issues associated with return to work and continued work from home/hybrid workplaces relate to adequacy of supervision, inadvertent unauthorized practice issues and the maintenance of confidentiality.
Cryptocurrency — What Is It and Why Should I Care? Ethical Issues Related to Cryptocurrency
The panelists learned some basics about cryptocurrency and understood how their firms and their clients might encounter and use it. After this brief introduction, this segment considered a host of ethical issues raised, including competence, know your client, and best practices in memorializing your advice to your client. The afternoon concluded with a discussion of various state bar opinions, including one from North Carolina, focused on whether or how attorneys may take their fees in cryptocurrency.