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Legal Aid in the Ether: Ethical Considerations for Remote Practice

Legal Aid in the Ether
Ethical Considerations for Remote Practice

March 27, 2024
1:00 - 2:30 pm, ET

Cosponsored by the ABA Center For Professional Responsibility, the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense, and Management Information Exchange

1.5 MCLE Hours of Ethics Credit has been requested
Can't attend the live program? Register now and view the recorded program later! You will still be able to receive CLE credit for viewing the recorded program.

 MIE Subscribers, click here to access the discount code for registration. 
After accessing the code, use the link below to register for the webinar.


The pandemic drove public interest lawyers to adapt their practices to the use of remote client
interaction, remote court appearances, and work-from-home arrangements. These new ways of
practicing law implicate a range of ethical concerns for all lawyers, including a number of issues that are
unique to the provision of civil legal aid and pro bono legal services. Using interactive scenarios, this
webinar will address these legal ethics considerations for frontline attorneys as well as managers and
supervisors. In addition to addressing the intersection of ethics and remote practice, including Model
Rule 1.1 (Competence), Model Rule 1.6 (Confidentiality), and Model Rule 5.3 (Nonlawyer Assistance),
panelists will focus on issues unique to legal aid practitioners and how to meet the ethical obligation of
communication (Model Rule 1.4), with remote or transient clients. Experienced legal aid leaders will also
explore how the ABA Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid provide guidance to legal aid leaders
and managers when it comes to ensuring that their organization is engaged in ethical practice in the


Jayme Cassidy, Member, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense
Wendy Muchman, Professor of Practice, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Anne Sweeney, Managing Attorney for Community Engagement, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Moderated by Ellyn Rosen, Regulation and Global Initiatives Counsel, American Bar Association Center
for Professional Responsibility

Special Offer for MIE Subscribers
Regular registration rates for this program are $30 for ABA Members, $45 for non-members. MIE
subscribers will receive 25% off of these regular rates using a special discount code. 

MIE Subscribers, click here to access the discount code for registration. After accessing the code, use the link below to register for the webinar.

In addition, all MIE subscribers registering for this program will be sent a code allowing them free access
to an additional ethics CLE program, “Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity: Ethical Obligations
and Best Practices,” certified for 1.5 hours of ethics MCLE credit.



MIE subscribers, if you need assistance with the discount code for registration please contact Erica M. Szuplat, Administrative Assistant, MIE, at  





March 27th, 2024 from  1:00 PM to  2:30 PM
United States