ICCI works with lawyers representing lawyers/professionals facing disciplinary problems*. Many ethical problems are a result of an improper understanding of the lawyer’s (and other professional’s) role in client counseling. For lawyers/professionals facing ethical complaints, education and mentoring about proper and ethical counseling helps with avoiding future problems, and may help with mitigation or sanction reduction.
Ethical rehabilitation involves confidential attorney-client based sessions with the lawyer/professional. Sessions can cover ICCM techniques for ethical and effective client counseling and representation, and:
- The ethical client counseling rule
- Ethical communication
- Ethical client goal choosing and decision making vs. attorney’s choice of means to accomplish client goals vs. attorney directiveness
- Ethical withdrawal
- Equipoise, an ethical model for being both deeply engaged and caring, while simultaneously maintaining healthy and effective professional boundaries and distance
ICCI representatives can also testify on behalf of the lawyer/professional at disciplinary hearings.
*ICCI does not represent lawyers in disciplinary hearings.