During this program, attorneys will learn how the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility views a lawyer’s obligations when working with clients with whom the lawyer does not share a common language or with clients with whom the lawyer’s communication may be impeded due to a client’s hearing, speech, or vision disability. The program will go through the ABA’s recent guidance and analyze some of the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct implicated – Rules 1.4, 1.1, 8.4 and 5.3. It will also analyze ethics opinions that have grappled with a lawyer’s obligation to supervise experts and provide practical tips for compliance.
- Overview of ABA Formal Op. 500 and the ABA’s recent guidance
- Duty of Communication
- Intersection with ABA’s Recent Efforts Regarding Bias
- Hiring Trained Professionals / Duty to Supervise