General, Solo, Small Firms, Professional Development, Ethics, Law Office Technology/Management, Young Lawyers Division, Skills

The Lawyer’s Duty of Communication


From an initial client interview to completing a representation, a lawyer’s duty of communication with a client creates on-going potential for ethics missteps and legal malpractice liability.  Learn what you can do to effectively meet this important attorney-client duty.

Course Schedule 

Hour One - The QUIZ – A potpourri of the hottest topics in legal malpractice and ethics, and what you need to know to protect yourself from novel malpractice risks and ethics complaints.

Hour Two – A look at Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct 1.4 Communication and 1.0 Terminology and how these Rules  establish the contours of required client communication.

Hour Three – The Lawyer’s Duty of Communication, continued, with an examination of real-world communication issues.

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and save on this course. Not a TBA member? Join now to start saving.

I found the review of the Five Habits: Building Cross-Cultural Competence most helpful and generally appreciate the rule-based review and comprehensiveness of the presentation.

I learned several key points to address within my client contract as well as tips on how to communicate with my clients.

Presenter was, to say the least, knowledgeable and engaging. When you listen to someone for three hours that is very helpful

Excellent speaker.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 140.00
  • Non-Member: 315.00 (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
If you are not a TBA Member, you can join now to receive CLE discount prices and three prepaid credits.

TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course InformationHighlights
  • Earn 3 Hours of Ethics Credit
  • Convenient CLE from your home or office
  • Viewable from your laptop or mobile device
Course Credits Dual Credits: 3.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 3

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.