Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2022 (Webcast)

  • Ethical Issues
  • Pro Bono


The Practising Law Institute is offering a webcast of a live presentation from New York entitled Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2022 on December 12, 2022 from 9:00 AM-11:10 AM.

Registration: $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.

Using a series of hypotheticals illustrating “real world” ethics issues that arise in pro bono and legal services representation, participants will learn to identify important ethics issues and apply best practices to avoid them. Practitioners must always be keenly aware of conflicts of interest issues, and these will be addressed throughout the program in various practice settings.

What You Will Learn

By completing this program, participants will be able to better understand these ethics issues that arise in the context of pro bono representation:   

  • Who is the client?
  • Confidentiality and conflicts
  • Scope of representation: how limited scope representation works for law firm and in-house counsel
  • Representing clients with diminished capacity
  • Unauthorized representation
  • Ethical issues related to language access
Who Should Attend

This program will benefit all attorneys engaged in pro bono representation working in law firms or in-house, as well as attorneys practicing in nonprofit and legal services organizations.

  • CLE Credit Comments: PA CLE Credit: Two (2.0) Ethics Credits

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

    COVID-19 CLE Update. For all compliance periods ending in 2022 or 2023: 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 COVID-19 Updates from PA CLE.
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  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800.260.4PLI (4754)