Ethical Challenges in Pro Bono Representation

Tuesday February 26

  • By: The Legal Aid Society
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Shearman & Sterling LLP,
    599 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
  • Contact:
    Rosemary Hare-Bey
    The Legal Aid Society
    (212) 577-3358

Participate in a dialogue about ethical concerns for pro bono attorneys. The session will cover the ABA Cannons, Model Codes and Rules, NY Code, Re-Statement, and ethics opinions. Attendees will work on hypothetical scenarios highlighting the establishment of the attorney/client relationship, retainers, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privilege, and termination of clients.

Faculty Chairs: Professor Russell G. Pearce and Professor Matthew Diller, Fordham University Law School

CLE Credit: 2 credits total: 2 hours of ethics. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.

Registration will be between 6:00 - 6:30 P.M. The program immediately will follow, concluding at 8:30 P.M. unless otherwise noted. SECURITY PROCEDURES MAKE PREREGISTRATION ESSENTIAL.