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Limited Scope Representation 2014: Ethical & Practical Challenges (Free Webcast)

Wednesday April 16 , 2014

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 2:10 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online Webcast, United States
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
  • Website: www.pli.edu
  • Source: Pennsylvania

The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a presentation being offered live in New York entitled Limited Scope Representation 2014: Ethical & Practical Challenges, on April 16, 2014 beginning at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Why you should attend:

To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation models.

In limited scope representation, known as unbundled legal services in the private sector, an attorney takes responsibility for only a portion of a client's case. It offers a partial solution to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system by enabling volunteer attorneys and law students to assist unrepresented litigants on a "limited scope" basis. Information tables, drop-in legal clinics, websites and help lines are all models in which an attorney takes a limited role in assisting a client with a legal issue.

This program will address the ethical and practical issues, as well as best practices, in limited scope representation models.

What you will learn:
  • Relevant provisions of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility
  • Best practices for the administration of a limited scope representation model
Who should attend:
  • Legal services attorneys, paralegals and management interested in developing these programs
  • Judiciary and court personnel interested in making sure there are adequate safeguards for unrepresented litigants seeking help from a limited scope representation program
  • Attorney volunteers and Pro Bono Coordinators involved in limited scope representation programs
Faculty:

Chairperson(s)

  • Liliana K. Vaamonde ~ Training Director, Civil Practice, The Legal Aid Society

Speaker(s)

  • Brenna K. DeVaney ~ Pro Bono Counsel, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Lauren J. Donnelly ~ Supervising Attorney of the Housing Help Program, The Legal Aid Society
  • Hon. Fern A. Fisher ~ Deputy Chief Administrative Judge; Director, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, New York City Courts
  • Professor Philip M. Genty ~ Everett B. Birch Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility, Columbia Law School

Program Attorney(s)

  • Janet L. Siegel ~ Practising Law Institute

More Information and Registration

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE-PA Credits
    Credit Status: Approved
    Total Credits: 2.00
    *Ethics: 1.00
    *General: 1.00

    Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing.

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