Ethical Issues in Working with Pro Bono Clients in 2021 (Webcast)

  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Pro Bono


The Practising Law Institute is hosting a live webcast entitled Ethical Issues in Working with Pro Bono Clients in 2021 on October 27, 2021 from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Eastern.

Registration Fee: $25

During Pro Bono Week, October 24-30, PLI is pleased to offer this One-Hour Briefing at no cost to strengthen your advocacy for pro bono clients and for social justice. Simply enter Priority Code RMW1 PRB01 at checkout. This code is valid from October 24 through October 30.

Pro Bono clients are like any other clients in many ways. But some Pro Bono clients present ethical issues for attorneys that often differ from those presented by fee-paying or contingent fee clients. Lawyers sometimes face difficult questions about defining who the client is, communication with clients, clients with diminished capacity, conflicts with fee-paying clients, and many others. Representation of nonprofit organizations also can present difficult ethical issues not faced with most for profit organizations.

As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, please join Toby J. Rothschild, Of Counsel to OneJustice and retired general counsel of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, for a One-Hour Briefing as the following topics are addressed:

  • In brief, what is Pro Bono? [5 minutes]
  • What ethical issues can arise in representation of Pro Bono clients? [8 minutes]
  • How can you make sure your representation is conducted within the Rules of Professional Conduct? [30 minutes]
  • What ethical issues are presented by practicing remotely? [7 minutes]
  • How do ethical issues apply in hypothetical situations? [10 minutes]

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    One (1.0) Pennsylvania Ethics CLE Credit.

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board.

    For all compliance periods ending in 2021: The 12 hour CLE requirement may be completed with credits earned through live-online or pre-recorded online courses. Distance learning credits earned during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods).

    For all compliance periods ending in 2022: At least six credits must be live-online or in-person/classroom. Up to six credits may be completed through pre-recorded online courses. Only credits through live-online and in-person/classroom courses taken during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods).

  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800.260.4PLI (4754)