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Join Cyrus Mehta, a leading immigration practitioner and ethics expert and founder of Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC, for a briefing about fundamental ethical rules, how they pertain to immigration practice, and considerations when ethical issues arise in the context of Covid-19.  Cyrus will address the four C’s of professional conduct rules: competence, communications, confidentiality, and conflicts, as well as other key rules requiring attention by lawyers during Covid-19.

  • Client representation, communications and diligence during Covid-19
    • Competence, diligence and communication rules: basics
    • Balancing attorney safety with client representation
    • Handling filing deadlines and paper applications through remote work
    • Defending against potential malpractice claims and disciplinary complaints
  • Conflicts of Interest
    • Basics of conflicts of interest analysis in the immigration context
    • Covid-19 employment changes for the nonimmigrant worker
  • Fees
    • Changing terms of engagement for additional Covid-19 related work
    • What if the client is unable to pay the fee?
  • Reviewing Rule 1.8(e) in the Covid-19 context

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