Dafney Dubuisson Stokes to be a Featured Instructor for Legal Ethics CLE Hosted by the New York State Assembly

November 29, 2023 | by Wong Fleming

We are pleased to announce that Partner Dafney Dubuisson Stokes will be a featured instructor for the upcoming CLE program hosted by the New York State Assembly on December 8, 2023. Ms. Dubuisson Stokes will be providing the legal ethics portion of the program with a presentation entitled “Legal Ethics 2023: Key Takeaways to Consider”. This live program will be viewed by attorney members and staff of the NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, and Legislative Bill Drafting Commission and will be recorded for later viewing.

This is a comprehensive presentation that delves into the intricate ethical responsibilities and effective communication strategies crucial in legal practice. Covering a spectrum of pivotal topics, this course discusses obligations to prospective clients, emphasizing the ethical dimensions and legal obligations when engaging with potential clientele. From understanding the duty to retain client communications to exploring language access in the client-lawyer relationship, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the ethical considerations and legal frameworks shaping attorney-client interactions. Finally, this course provides invaluable insights into best practices for mitigating complaints regarding client communication, attorneys’ fees, and agreement, defining representation scope, and identifying roles in the attorney-client relationship.

Dafney Dubuisson Stokes is a partner of Wong Fleming. She concentrates her practice in creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and automotive finance. Ms. Dubuisson Stokes has led creditors’ rights teams on a national level for clients who have experienced their highest recovery rates. She has also successfully defended many automotive finance companies in connection with complex Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending and bankruptcy litigation. In law school, Ms. Dubuisson Stokes served as a judicial intern for Magisterial District Court Justice David R. Strawbridge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also became certified in domestic relations mediation and volunteered at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Family Division, where she used her conflict management and negotiation skills to assist estranged families.

Ms. Dubuisson Stokes is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Alaska, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A. degree, with honors, from Boston College and a J.D. degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.