Pre-Meeting CLE Course:
Pushing the Envelope Without Tearing it Open: “Zealous” Representation, Lawyer Self-Defense, and Clients on the Edge
Sunday, May 21  |  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

How zealously can an attorney represent a client without crossing ethical lines? Our panel of practitioners and judges will examine those boundaries, including: permissive legal advice vs. encouraging or assisting a client in criminal/fraudulent conduct; what you can tell clients who want direction on undercover/sting operations; and the duty of confidentiality vs. permissive or mandatory disclosures.

Planning Chair
Peter Jarvis, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Mitchell A. Lowenthal, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Brian A. Nelson, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Los Angeles 2024 Exploratory Commission
Christina C. Reiss, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court of Vermont
Laura Stein, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, The Clorox Company

Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 2.0 ethics; total 50-minute hours, 2.4 ethics.

Tuition for this program is $150 for ALI members and ALI project Advisers, $195 for all others. To register, use the ALI Annual Meeting registration form (online or in print). Registrations will be accepted at the door if space permits.

If your plans to attend this program change, please contact us by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, May 17, via fax to (215) 243-1636, or email