|Sponsors:||Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
Illinois Legal Aid Online
|Date:||Friday, November 14, 2008|
|Time:||09:00 AM - 10:30 AM|
|Speakers:||Bernard Shapiro, Prairie State Legal Services
Pat Wrona, CARPLS
With unending client demands, pushy opposing attorneys, and the constant pressure to help more people with limited resources, legal aid lawyers have a difficult job to do. Add to that the unique responsibility lawyers have to follow ethics rules, and it is a wonder any legal aid advocates can sleep at night. This session will look at some of the most common ethical issues facing legal aid lawyers and will provide clarity and concrete guidance. Key questions and issues will be addressed, including:• When does the attorney-client relationship begin?• Who is the client?• Evaluating possible conflicts of interest• Addressing the particular issues in unbundled legal services, including phone advice and referral programsThe session will be highly interactive (and entertaining), using hypothetical scenarios for discussion. The session will conclude with an opportunity for attorneys to present and discuss other ethical issues they have encountered.
This webcast was part of the 2008 Illinois Legal Aid Advocates Conference.
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|Conflicts of Interest||RTF||38.8KB|
|Resources for Illinois Ethics||DOC||49.7KB|
Last Updated: 11/19/2008
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