Limited Scope Representation in Pro Bono & Public Interest Cases 2022: Ethical & Practical Challenges (Live Webcast)

  • Pro Bono


The Practising Law Institute is offering a webcast of a live presentation from New York entitled Limited Scope Representation in Pro Bono & Public Interest Cases 2022: Ethical & Practical Challenges on October 3, 2022 from 9:00 AM-11:10 AM Eastern.

Registration: $99.00

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

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  limited scope and unbundled legal services. Potential ethical issues are one of the frequently-cited concerns about taking on this kind of representation. At PLI’s “Limited Scope Representation in Pro Bono & Public Interest Cases 2022: Ethical & Practical Challenges” you will learn about handling common ethical issues, as well as best practices to prevent and address them.

What You Will Learn
  • Identify the ethical issues in limited scope representation, including communication, competence, candor before the tribunal, ghostwriting, and conflicts
  • Understand the ethics rules that apply to attorneys engaged in providing limited scope representation
  • Apply best practices to respond to the everyday ethics challenges in limited scope programs, including limiting the scope of the representation, screening, communication, and training
Who Should Attend

This program will be of great interest to court personnel interested in maintaining adequate safeguards for unrepresented litigants seeking help from a limited scope representation program; attorney volunteers, both in law firms and in-house; legal services attorneys; and law firm pro bono managers involved in limited scope representation programs.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    Pennsylvania CLE Credits: 2.0 Ethics Credits

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

    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).

    More information on distance learning CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800.260.4PLI (4754)