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Numerous articles have been written about the ethics trainings PREP has provided in the following areas:

Advertising

PREP Students Conduct Ethics & Technology Training for the Dade County Bar Association

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) — Daniel Casamayor, Matthew Friendly, and Candice Lazar — recently presented an interactive ethics and technology program at the Dade County Bar Association's Professionalism CLE. Under the supervision of Jan Jacobowitz, director of PREP, the students created a lively hypothetical format, which focused on ethical issues pertaining to Facebook, cutting-edge advertising formats, and proposed changes to Florida's advertising rules.

Miami Law Students Conduct Ethics Training for Palm Beach County Bar

Justin Ortiz and Matthew Friendly, two students in Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, recently presented an interactive ethics and technology session for the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Technology Practice Committee's Program.

Bankruptcy Law

Avoid Miscommunication: PREP Students Expound at Bankruptcy Bar

Effective communication was the theme of a recent presentation by PREP students Shayla Waldon and Patrick Poole before members of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida. The students told the group that clarity was a key component of ethics and professionalism in the field.

PREP Students Conduct Ethics Training for the Bankruptcy Bar Association (Broward 2011)

Patrick Poole and Shayla Waldon, interns from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP), recently presented a CLE Ethics training for the Bankruptcy Bar Association in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Under the supervision of Jan L. Jacobowitz, director of PREP, the interns presented hypothetical situations of a host of ethical dilemmas commonly confronted by bankruptcy attorneys.

Miami Law Students Hold Ethics Training for the Bankruptcy Bar Association (Dade 2011)

Miami Law students from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program presented a CLE training for the Bankruptcy Bar Association of Miami-Dade County. Student Fellows Irma Khoja, Matipa Nyamangwanda, and Bianca Zuluaga, as well as Program Director Jan Jacobowitz, Judge Laurel Myerson-Isicoff and Judge Robert Mark of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida participated in the panel.

Criminal Law

Students Provide Ethics Training For Legal Community

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program recently presented three CLE ethics training sessions for working attorneys. Housed under the Center for Ethics and Public Service, the PREP program allows law students to travel to bar associations, legal services organizations, government agencies, law firms and corporations in South Florida to provide customized education in ethics.

Miami Law Students Present Ethics Training to the Public Defender

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently traveled to the Miami-Dade County Public Defender's office, where PREP Fellow Brandon Spivack and Interns Gray W. Rifkin and Daniela Torrealba provided a multi-faceted interactive presentation on both traditional and cutting-edge ethical issues.

Miami Law Students Present Ethics Training On Social Media Issues (State Attorney's Office)

On October 7, students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) presented an ethics CLE training to attorneys at the State Attorney's Office dealing with issues that social media pose to prosecutors.

Miami Law Students Conduct Ethics Training for State Attorney's Office

Garrett Lorentz and Kamal Sleiman, second-year students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program, conducted an ethics training session recently for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. Under the supervision of the program's director, Jan L. Jacobowitz, and Fellow Kelly Rains, Lorentz and Sleiman focused the discussion on cutting-edge ethical issues relevant to the practice of the modern prosecutor.

E-Discovery

PREP Provides Ethics Training to Caribbean Bar

Michael Greenfield, Matan Sheier and James Lechter, three student interns in Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, recently presented a CLE ethics training session for the Caribbean Bar Association.

Miami Law Students Present Training on Social Media and E-Discovery

The students in Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented a CLE ethics training for the attorneys at White & Case. Under the supervision of Director Jan L. Jacobowitz, Fellow, Ben Carter and Interns, Sarah Laputz, and Courtney Daniels, addressed the impact of social media and e-discovery on the attorney-client relationship and litigation.

Family Law

PREP Students Explore Attorney Confidentiality with Dade Legal Aid Attorneys

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP), Matthew Friendly, Kamal Sleiman, and Garrett Lorentz, recently presented an interactive ethics CLE program at Dade Legal Aid. Under the supervision of Jan L. Jacobowitz, PREP's Director, the students created a lively hypothetical format, which focused on ethical issues pertaining to disclosure of confidential information and the use of social media.

"Face-Off on Facebook" - Miami Law Students Teach Ethical Issues in an Electronic Age to Legal Aid Society

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented an ethics training at the Legal Aid Society of Dade County Bar Association. Under the supervision of Director Jan L. Jacobowitz, third-year law students Robert Zavistoski and Candice K. Stephenson, and second-year law student Charles Muniz, presented a training that addressed hotly debated ethical issues faced by lawyers in an electronic age.

Government Ethics Laws

Miami Law Students Provide Training on Cutting-Edge Legal and Ethical Issues

In an effort to expand the reach of Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP), the students of PREP have taken on new and interesting areas of law that are fundamentally intertwined with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in their multi-faceted presentations that provide CLE credits to South Florida's Bench and Bar.

Housing and Public Benefits

Miami Law Students Provide Ethics Training to Legal Services of Greater Miami

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented a CLE ethics training at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Under the supervision of director Jan L. Jacobowitz, second-year law students Shanelle Johnson and Nicole Pearl conducted a training session that addressed the ethical implications of an untruthful client and the use of social networking to uncover the truth, as well as conflicts of interest between the rights of a former client and the duties to a prospective client.

Immigration Law

Students Provide Ethics Training For Legal Community

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program recently presented three CLE ethics training sessions for working attorneys. Housed under the Center for Ethics and Public Service, the PREP program allows law students to travel to bar associations, legal services organizations, government agencies, law firms and corporations in South Florida to provide customized education in ethics.

Miami Law Students Conduct Ethics Training For Catholic Charities Legal Services (2010)

On September 30, the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) conducted a CLE ethics training at Catholic Charities Legal Services, Inc. Miami Law students Darci Cohen and Amanda Hirst discussed ethical dilemmas that lawyers may encounter in the context of a high volume, pro bono immigration practice.

Miami Law Students Present Ethics Training at Catholic Charities Legal Services (2011)

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented an ethics training at Catholic Charities Legal Services. Under the supervision of director Jan L. Jacobowitz, law students Charles Muniz, 3L, and Amanda LeCheminant, 2L, presented a training that addressed professional responsibility issues in the area of immigration law and hotly debated ethical issues faced by lawyers in an electronic age.

Insurance Law

PREP Students Conduct Ethics Session for State Farm Attorneys

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented an ethics training at Catholic Charities Legal Services. Under the supervision of director Jan L. Jacobowitz, law students Charles Muniz, 3L, and Amanda LeCheminant, 2L, presented a training that addressed professional responsibility issues in the area of immigration law and hotly debated ethical issues faced by lawyers in an electronic age.

Securities Law and Conflict of Interests

Students Provide Ethics Training For Legal Community: White & Case on Conflicts of Interest in Joint Ventures

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program recently presented three CLE ethics training sessions for working attorneys. Housed under the Center for Ethics and Public Service, the PREP program allows law students to travel to bar associations, legal services organizations, government agencies, law firms and corporations in South Florida to provide customized education in ethics.

PREP Students in Ethics Training for Securities Lawyers

In an effort to expand the reach of Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, the students of PREP have taken on new and interesting areas of law, fundamentally intertwined with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

Social Media & Technology

PREP Explores Practice of Law in Electronic Age With Cuban American Bar Association

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program completed the spring semester with a CLE ethics training session for the Cuban American Bar Association. Under the supervision of the program's director, Jan L. Jacobowitz, third-year law students Courtney Daniels, Daniela Torrealba and Charlie Muniz addressed ethical issues faced by lawyers in a technologically advanced age.

Students Run Ethics Training for Women Lawyers Association

Miami law students Daniel Casamayor, Nykeah Cohen and Candice Lazar, from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, recently presented a CLE ethics training for the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association in Coral Gables. The students led attendees through three timely hypothetical situations, with topics that included the ethical issues involved in website advertising, legal outsourcing, blogging and vetting attorney fees.

PREP Provides Ethics Training to Caribbean Bar

Michael Greenfield, Matan Sheier and James Lechter, three student interns in Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, recently presented a CLE ethics training session for the Caribbean Bar Association.

PREP Students Conduct Ethics Training for Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program recently presented a CLE training to members of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Under the supervision of director Jan Jacobowitz, third-year law students Daniela Torrealba and Casey Dieck used hypothetical situations in order to encourage discussion of ethical issues.

Miami Law Students Present Ethics Training on Social Networks

In its first CLE presentation of the academic year, the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) engaged members of the South Miami/Kendall Bar Association in a discussion about the social-networking site Facebook.

Miami Law Students Connect with Alumni as They Conduct Training Sessions

University of Miami Law students from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently expanded their programming to conduct interactive CLE training sessions for the Law Alumni Association.

PREP Students Present Ethics Training to the Coral Gables Bar Association

Michael Greenfield and James Lechter, two student interns in Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, recently presented a CLE ethics training for the Coral Gables Bar Association.

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Students Karin Dryer and Kara Strochl conduct ethics training at Miami-Dade Legal Aid Society.

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