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Ethical Issues in Working with Pro Bono Clients in 2017

Recorded on: Nov. 3, 2017
Running Time: 01:02:02

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Taken from the briefing Ethical Issues in Working with Pro Bono Clients in 2017 recorded October 2017 in New York.

Pro Bono clients are like any other clients in many ways. But some Pro Bono clients present ethical issues for attorneys that are often different than presented by fee-paying or contingent fee clients. Lawyers sometimes face difficult questions about defining who the client is, communication with clients, clients with diminished capacity, conflicts with fee-paying clients, and many others. Representation of nonprofit organizations also can present difficult ethical issues not faced with most for profit organizations.

Lecture Topics  [01:02:02]

As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, listen to Toby J. Rothschild, Of Counsel to OneJustice and retired general counsel of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, for a free One-Hour Briefing as the following topics are addressed:

  • In brief, what is Pro Bono?
  • What ethical issues can arise in representation of Pro Bono clients?
  • How can you make sure your representation is conducted within the Rules of Professional Conduct?
  • How do ethical issues apply in hypothetical situations?

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Presentation Material

  • Ethical Issues in Working With Pro Bono Clients
    Toby J. Rothschild
  • How to Get Started with Pro Bono Service
    Toby J. Rothschild
  • The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of Limited Scope Representation and Unbundled Legal Services
    Toby J. Rothschild
  • Working Effectively with Clients who have Mental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors
    Toby J. Rothschild
Toby J. Rothschild ~ Of Counsel, OneJustice
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