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Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2017

Recorded on: Dec. 21, 2017
Running Time: 02:02:36

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

Within the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” hypotheticals as the basis of discussion, this program will review issues concerning:
  • Who is the client? 
  • Lawyers serving on nonprofit boards 
  • Limited scope representation
  • Representing clients with diminished capacity
  • Lawyers working with non-lawyer professionals 
  • Client fraud and attorney-client privilege
Lecture Topics [Total time 00:02:10]
Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.
  • Introduction* [00:05:09]
    Professor Bruce A. Green, Louis S. Sartori
  • Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation [01:57:27]
    Professor Bruce A. Green, Louis S. Sartori, Sidney Cherubin, Jennifer L. Kroman, Randye Retkin, Maurice Segall

Presentation Material

  • Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2017
  • Hypothetical 1
    Louis S. Sartori
  • Revisiting the Crime-Fraud Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege: A Proposal to Remedy the Disparity in Protections for Civil and Criminal Privilege Holders
  • Ethics Advisory Opinion No. 03-02
  • Hypothetical 2
    Jennifer L. Kroman
  • New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, Opinion 1010
  • Restatement of the Law Third, The Law Governing Lawyers, Section 99
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Ethics Opinion 91-32
  • Professional Ethics of The Florida Bar, Opinion 02-5
  • Ethical Issues in Representing Children in Immigration Proceedings
  • Hypothetical 3
    Sidney Cherubin
  • Ethical Issues for Attorneys When Dealing with Clients Who May Have Diminished Capacity
  • Who is the Client? Ethical Issues in Elder Law Practice
  • Ethical Issues in Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity
  • New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics: Ethics Opinion 986
  • New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics: Opinion 746
  • Hypothetical 4
    Maurice Segall
  • Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues
  • Sitting On Vs. Sitting In On Your Client’s Board of Directors
  • Legal Status of the Lawyer-Director: Avoiding Ethical Misconduct
  • Attorneys Serving as Trustees of Nonprofits
  • Ethical Dilemmas of the Volunteer Lawyer/Nonprofit Director
  • United States v. United Shoe Machinery Corporation
  • Feit v. Leasco Data Processing Equipment Corporation
  • Blakely v. Lisac
  • United States v. International Business Machines Corporation
  • Deutsch v. Cogan
  • Urban Box Office Network, Inc. v. Interfase Managers
  • Hypothetical 5
    Randye Retkin
  • Reference Materials: Working with Non-Lawyer Professionals
    Randye Retkin
  • Hearing Stories Already Told: Successfully Incorporating Third Party Professionals into the Attorney-Client Relationship
  • New York Rules of Professional Conduct (Effective April 1, 2009, as amended through January 1, 2017, with commentary as amended through January 1, 2017)
Co-Chair(s)
Professor Bruce A. Green ~ Director and Louis Stein Chair, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham University School of Law
Louis S. Sartori ~ Director, Pro Bono Practice, The Legal Aid Society
Speaker(s)
Sidney Cherubin ~ Director of Legal Services, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
Jennifer L. Kroman ~ Director of Pro Bono Practice, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Randye Retkin ~ Director and Founder, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group
Maurice Segall ~ Director, NY and Fairfield County Program, Pro Bono Partnership
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