Monday, November 3, 2014

December 16: NYC - Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation


Title:
Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation
When/Where:
New York, NY
December 16, 2014
9:00 AM Eastern - 6:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in New York City.
Description:
Using a lively, interactive format, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2014 will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice.
What you will learn:
Within the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” hypotheticals as the basis of discussion, this program will review issues concerning:
  • The attorney-client relationship
  • Who is the client?
  • Client misconduct
  • Confidentiality, conflicts of interest and privilege
  • Dealing with pro se adversaries and other third parties
  • Representing clients with diminished capacity
  • Ethical issues faced by firm and in-house counsel undertaking pro bono activities
  • Working competently in new areas of law
  • Overseeing subordinate lawyers and non-lawyers
  • Unauthorized practice of law (either by misusing non-lawyer assistants or by practicing outside one's ,own jurisdiction)
  • Limited scope representation.
Who should attend:
All attorneys working in nonprofit organizations and legal service organizations, as well as those involved in pro bono practice in law firms and corporate legal departments.
Speakers:
  • Douglas J. Chu ~ Hynes & Chu LLP
  • Jennifer L. Kroman ~ Director of Pro Bono Practice, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Janet Sabel ~ First Deputy Attorney General for Affirmative Litigation, New York State Attorney General Office (for institutional affiliational purposes only)
  • Michael Scherz ~ Director, Domestic Violence Project, Lawyers for Children
  • Co-Chair:
    • Professor Bruce A. Green ~ Director and Louis Stein Professor, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham University School of Law
    • Louis S. Sartori ~ Director, Pro Bono Practice, The Legal Aid Society
  • Program Attorney: Janet L. Siegel ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute.
Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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