Ethics Webinar: Communications with Clients, Adverse Party and Others (CA, FL)

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Communications with Clients, Adverse Party and Others (CA & FL)

This program covers those tricky communication issues that can slip you up! See the “what you will learn” section below for more details. Get an overview of ethical rules governing client communications and practical and professional implications of communication by phone vs. letter or email.

This program was recorded in 2014.

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What You Will Learn

  • Overview of ethical rules governing client communications
    • Duty to inform
    • Duty to consult
    • Duty to preserve confidences
    • Duties regarding prospective clients
  • Practical and professional implications of communication by:
    • Phone
    • Letter
    • Email
    • In-person meeting


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Beranton J. Whisenant Jr., Esq.
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida

Beranton Whisenant passed away on May 24, 2017.  We will miss him.

Beranton J. Whisenant, Jr. is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in the Criminal Section. Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Whisenant was a partner Foley & Mansfield, PLLP-Miami where he focused his legal practice in civil litigation, product liability, contracts, personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice defense.  Mr. Whisenant also served as an Assistant State Attorney in in Jacksonville, Florida.

Mr. Whisenant is an active member of The Florida Bar, a leader in voluntary bar organizations, and an advocate for professionalism and civility in the practice of law.  He served as a member of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel and Chair of The Florida Bar’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee – Division "L."  He is a William Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy Fellow, a member of The Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominations Procedure committee, and a member on the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism. 

Mr. Whisenant is also a lecturer at the University of Miami Paralegal Program where he teaches civil, criminal, and appellate procedure and contract law.  He has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Miami School of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, and the University of North Florida.


Audio Course and Materials Package – Download only: $169


CLE Credit

CA General:  This program is approved for 1.0 units of general CLE in California.
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.0 units.

FL General:  This program is no longer approved for credit in Florida. Please contact Pincus Professional Education for assistance in applying for individual credit.

This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above.

Terms and Policies

Recording policy: No audio or video recording of any program is permitted.

Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.

Substitutions may be made at any time.

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Downloads are non-returnable/non-refundable once purchased and received. Tapes, CDs and DVDs are returnable for a full refund or replacement if defective, within 90 days of purchase.

Reminder: The room temperature at hotels and other seminar locations are notoriously hard to control. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case it gets cold and/or layer as if you are going to the movies so you are comfortable.

$169.00 each

Recorded in 2014.