The Law and Ethics of NewLaw 2021

  • Technology
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

A webinar from the Practising Law Institute; Complimentary Access is possible

Lawyers and others are experimenting as never before with new forms of law practice, new business arrangements between lawyers and others, and new vehicles for the delivery of legal services, many of which do not involve lawyers at all. Among lawyers, the innovators include solos, small firms, and big firms. This program examines issues surrounding NewLaw - purely online delivery of legal services by lawyers through virtual law firms, especially relevant now during COVID-19 times. Online document-preparation and para-professional services, with and without lawyer involvement. Service companies that provide everything but the lawyers to a law firm. Sophisticated client-lawyer matching and legal-services bidding sites. Do-it-yourself tools provided by law firms to clients and even non-clients. Dangers lurk all around – from great variation in rules among jurisdictions to licensure restrictions to restrictions on fee-sharing, ownership of law practices and law firms by those who are not lawyers, and the unauthorized practice of law (UPL).