Ethics and the Virtual Practice of Law (On-Demand)

$169.00

Lawyers are no longer confined to practicing law in a traditional, defined space.  Now that brick and mortar law offices are not necessary to practice law, what are the pertinent ethical rules surrounding virtual practices?  While neither the D.C. ethics authorities nor the ABA have addressed it specifically, there are still UPL and state-specific statutes that govern virtual practices.  This program will discuss the benefits and detriments of the virtual practice of law, the ethics of telecommuting, and how to navigate the ever-changing legal landscape surrounding virtual practices.

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Event Details

Course Type

Course Instructor

Amy Richardson, Esq.

Original Date Of Course

Ethics Credits

2

Course Description

Lawyers are no longer confined to practicing law in a traditional, defined space.  Now that brick and mortar law offices are not necessary to practice law, what are the pertinent ethical rules surrounding virtual practices?  While neither the D.C. ethics authorities nor the ABA have addressed it specifically, there are still UPL and state-specific statutes that govern virtual practices.  This program will discuss the benefits and detriments of the virtual practice of law, the ethics of telecommuting, and how to navigate the ever-changing legal landscape surrounding virtual practices.

Principles

  • Defining the virtual practice of law
  • Differences between virtual law practice and telecommuting
  • Dedicated space vs. shared space
  • Relevant ethics rules and challenges

Syllabus

  1. What is the Virtual Practice of Law?
  2. Relevant Ethics and Related Rules
  3. What is the Difference Between Virtual Practice and Telecommuting?
  4. Are Traditional Brick and Mortar Law Offices Still Required?
  5. Defining the Virtual Law Firm
  6. Benefits and Detriments of the Virtual Law Firm

Instructors

Amy Richardson, Esq.

Lauren Snyder, Esq.

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