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

Topics:
  • Legal Skills

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

Register at PLI for FREE.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE-NY Credits Credit Status: Approved Transitional: Yes Total Credits: 2.50 Ethics: 1.50 Professional Practice: 1.00 CLE-NJ Credits Credit Status: Approved Total Credits: 2.50 Ethics: 1.60 General: 0.90
  • Contact:
    Leonard McKenzie
    Practising Law Institute
    212-824-5826
  • Website: www.pli.edu