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Pro Bono Practice: Ethical and Loss Prevention Concerns

The demand for pro bono legal services appears to be on the rise. But when attorneys provide such services, care should be taken to ensure that the matters are handled in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. This OnDemand Webinar will cover some of the practical considerations and concerns that can be associated with pro bono work, including but not limited to conflicts of interest, communication, client confidentiality, competence, and supervision of non-lawyers. Through the use of hypothetical scenarios and discussion, the presenters will highlight common pitfalls for lawyers and provide some practical tips for reducing risk in pro bono representation.


Runtime: 91 minutes
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Agenda

Introduction and Basics

  • What Is Considered Pro Bono Work?
  • Defining the Engagement for Qualifying Work

Managing Pro Bono Risk From the Outset

  • Client Intake and Conflicts for Pro Bono Matters
  • Memorializing the Scope of Engagement
  • Setting and Managing Client Expectations

Ethically Handling the Pro Bono Matter and Serving the Client

  • The Basics: Communication and Competence
  • Obtaining and Memorializing Informed Consent for Conflict Waivers
  • The Duty of Confidentiality in Pro Bono Cases
  • Adequately Staffing and Supervising the Matter
  • Conflicts of Matter, and Limitations on the Scope of Involvement in Legal Service Organizations

Reducing Risk While Improving Pro Bono Service

  • Hypothetical Scenarios
  • More Tips for Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Representation
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This course was last revised on April 20, 2011.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Colin J. Folawn

Colin J. Folawn

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

  • Shareholder at Pacific Northwest law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C
  • Frequent speaker on legal ethics and loss prevention issues for lawyers
  • Limits practice to disputes involving contracts, and complex commercial issues, business torts, professional liability defense and legal ethics
  • Honored as the 2009 Defense Associate of the Year by Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Previously named a Rising Star in Washington Law & Politics
  • Can be contacted at 206-407-1500 or [email protected]
Benjamin T.G. Nivison

Benjamin T.G. Nivison

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Benjamin Nivison

  • Attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
  • Focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters
  • Chair-elect of the Pro Bono and Public Service Committee for the Washington State Bar

Association’s YLD

  • Previously served on the Washington State Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Legal Aid

Committee, focusing his efforts on improving access to pro bono services and lowering real

and perceived barriers to counsel providing pro bono services

  • Coordinating efforts to roll out the American Bar Association’s model “Serving Our

Seniors” program across the state of Washington, in which seniors of modest means will be

provided access to estate planning services free of charge at regular statewide clinics

  • Taught a CLE in Washington and Oregon focused on ethical concerns raised by pro bono

practice

  • Admitted to practice in the state of Washington
  • Can be contacted at 206-407-1556 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 386400
Published 2011
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