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Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2020 (Webcast)

  • Ethical Issues

The Practising Law Institute will be offering a live webcast entitled Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2020 on December 10, 2020 from 9:00 AM-11:10 AM Eastern.

Registration Fee: $129

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application:

Why You Should Attend

Using a lively, interactive format, this program will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice.

What You Will Learn

Using “all-new” hypotheticals covering different practice areas as the basis for discussion, topics to be discussed include: 

  • Who is the client?
  • Confidentiality, conflicts of interest and privilege
  • Limited scope representation: how it works for firm and in–house counsel
  • Representing clients with diminished capacity
  • Representation of nonprofit organizations
  • Providing remote legal services and remote supervision issues during Covid-19
Who Should Attend

All attorneys working in nonprofit organizations and legal service organizations, as well as those involved in pro bono practice in law firms and corporate legal departments.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE for Pennsylvania

    Two (2.0) Ethics Credits

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. On April 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a Court Order temporarily waiving the six (6) hour limitation on distance learning credits for 2020 compliance deadlines. Attorneys in Pennsylvania may now complete all 12 hours of their 2020 CLE requirements though approved distance learning activities.

    Also, effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 the CLE Board is adopting a temporary policy to recognize live online programming by accredited distance learning providers as live (non-capped) credit towards lawyers' CLE requirement.

    More information on distance learning CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute