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Lawyers and others are experimenting as never before with new forms of law practice, new business arrangements between lawyers and others, and new vehicles for the delivery of legal services, many of which do not involve lawyers at all. Attend this new program to learn from national ethics experts and leaders in the legal services business how to use new methods, technologies, and business models to deliver legal services in the current and emerging market place, all in compliance with today’s legal ethics rules (especially ABA Model Rule 5.4) and other law governing law practice. Whether your law firm is expanding its practice to 5 states (or 50), or you want to extend your firm’s reach by greater use of non-lawyers or technology, or you want to advertise nationally, or you want to partner with a tech firm to develop new marketing, ancillary businesses, practice development, or AI-powered client-facing systems, experts and legal-services industry leaders will offer expert guidance for moving ahead in a fast-changing market.
What You Will Learn
• Understand the current legal landscape of NewLaw – who are the participants? Who does the market serve? Where is the market headed? How much capital is coming into the market?
• Analyze the practical and ethical legal issues in a national strategy, including building the 50-state law firm, fees and trust accounting and managing ethical compliance across jurisdictions.
• Examine the ethics of multi-jurisdictional practice, patterned after ABA Model Rule 5.5 which governs the activities of lawyers in jurisdictions where they are not licensed, and the ethics of advertising and marketing.
• Examine professional responsibility issues and the activities of non-lawyers, including the unauthorized practice of law (“UPL”) by non-lawyers and the supervision of non-lawyers.
3.5 hours of ethics credits