Ethical Problems and Possible Solutions in District Attorney Campaign Fundraising
The vast majority of district attorneys are ethical and honest public servants, who make their decisions based entirely on appropriate, fact-based, and relevant criteria. But the combination of (a) very high individual donation limits, and (b) the lack of rules or even guidance for when and how district attorneys should avoid situations where campaign donors are involved in cases before the office, has led to the perception that some district attorneys may be operating under conflicts of interest. Join CAPI on April 6th as we explore these ethical issues in DA campaign fundraising, and propose how to find permanent solutions, with experts in the field. Two Free Ethics and Professionalism CLE credits* are available to non-transitional attorneys. Register here.
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 2 credit hours that can be applied toward the Ethics and Professionalism requirement. This CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of the Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On final sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.