The Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey held a seminar, for its collaborative attorneys, entitled “Ethics and the Collaborative Law Attorney”, on April 21, 2015. The Association’s president, Larry Esposito, esq. integrated Opinion 699 of the Advisory Committee of Professional Ethics with relevant New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals’ ethical standards and the recently passed New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act.
Discussion of a variety of ethical issues included: screening before a client signs onto the collaborative law process, confidentiality, discovery, cut-off dates and advocacy. Attorneys attending appreciated the breadth and depth of the seminar.
Joseph C. Note, Esq.