The course, which includes law students and practicing professionals, gives students academic credit while professionals earn Continuing Legal Education credits.
The course meets from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. eight days, from Jan. 4-14, and includes the following topics:
Monday, Jan. 4 - Introduction to legal ethics: the attorney-client relationship, Focus: lawyer competence
Tuesday, Jan. 5 - Attorney-client relationship (continued), organizational clients, other attributes of the relationship, legal protection of the relationship, fees
Wednesday, Jan. 6 - Conflicts of interest
Thursday, Jan. 7 - Conflicts of interest (cont.)
Friday, Jan. 8 - Advocacy ethics
Tuesday, Jan. 12 - Other special rules: transactional lawyers, lawyers for the organization, virtual clients
Wednesday, Jan. 13 - Quality assurances: admission to the Bar, discipline, liability
Thursday, Jan. 14 - Advertising and solicitation, review
Berch is a Professor at the College and an Honors Disciplinary Faculty member of Barrett, The Honors College at ASU. Since 1969, he has taught a wide variety of courses, including Federal Courts, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Law and the Regulatory State and Professional Responsibility. He has coached many of ASU's winning Moot Court teams and has written extensively.