BO14 - Dealing with Diminished Capacity: Ethical Obligations of the Elder Client’s Attorney, the Brokerage Firm and the Duty to Disclose

Date/Time: 
10/20/2017 - 11:00am to 10/20/2017 - 12:00pm
Room: 
West Ballroom CD
Date/Time: 
10/21/2017 - 3:30pm to 10/21/2017 - 4:30pm
Room: 
West Ballroom CD

This break out session will explore the ethical issues involved in representing seniors and other vulnerable adults in securities arbitration cases, including the issues of third party involvement, identifying the client and his or her best interests, protecting seniors and other vulnerable adults from financial exploitation, and the tension between confidentiality and privacy rules and disclosure requirements. The session will also discuss attorneys’ ethical obligations to recognize their own limitations caused by aging or other physical or mental limitations (or those of their peers or colleagues).