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Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2013

Monday December 16
2013

  • By: PLI
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    PLI New York Center
    1177 Avenue of the Americas (entrance on 45th Street)
    2nd Floor
    New York, NY
  • Contact:
    PLI
  • Website: www.pli.edu
  • Source: New York

Why You Should Attend

Using a lively, interactive format, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2013 will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice.

What You Will Learn

Using "all-new" hypotheticals as the basis of discussion, this program will review the ethical issues that arise in the context of pro bono representation 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

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.

Registration: Free at PLI.

  • CLE Credit Comments: NY: 2 Ethics

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Volunteer Profile

James Mason is an associate attorney in Dorsey & Whitney LLP's Minneapolis office. He volunteers with Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) in its criminal expungement workshop. At the workshops, volunteer attorneys like James help people complete the lengthy and detailed court pleadings required for expungement using the HotDocs assembly tool hosted on ProJusticeMN.org. READ MORE

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