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Full scholarships, registration fee waivers, and discounts are widely available to attorneys and staff working for nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys/volunteers (providing no-fee legal assistance to clients individually or through an organization); government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
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 services based on limited scope representation. Various models for limited scope representation are being developed, and information tables, drop-in legal clinics, websites and help lines have expanded. Limited Scope Representation 2019: Ethical & Practical Challenges will focus on how these models employ best practices to respond to common ethical issues and problems that arise.
What You Will Learn
- Ethical issues in limited scope representation, including communication, scope, competence, candor before the tribunal, ghostwriting and conflicts
- Best practices to respond to the everyday ethics challenges in limited scope programs
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.