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  • November 23
  • 1:00 - 2:05 pm EST

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Pro Bono Practice: Ethical and Loss Prevention Concerns

November 23

Learn practical considerations and concerns that can be associated with pro bono work.

Many people who make the decision to become a lawyer, do so in the interest of justice, and to help those who cannot help themselves. As a lawyer, pro-bono can be a worthwhile and rewarding process. Helping others within the realms of your legal expertise provides challenge and reward that transcends financial gain. How to effectively represent a pro-bono client, while ensuring you are protecting their rights and balancing your own case load may lead to ethical considerations that must be addressed. This topic will advise the attorney on what pro-bono representation is comprised of, various duties between attorney and client, errors and omission protection, and various other issues surrounding pro-bono representation.

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Agenda

Introduction
  • What Is Pro-Bono Representation?
  • Representation vs. Clinics
  • Why Would a Lawyer Provide Pro-Bono Representations?
Pro-Bono Clients
  • Opening a File
  • Duties Between Lawyer and Client
  • Communication Issues
  • Written/Formal Engagement Letters
  • Clients With Disabilities
  • Veteran's Court
  • Court Appointments
Liability Issues
  • Errors and Omission Requirements
  • Malpractice
Conclusion
  • Philanthropic Considerations
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Marketing Considerations
  • Closing a File
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Credits

OnDemand Course

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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  • AK CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Alaska Bar Association for 1.0 hours of continuing legal education, including 1.00 hours of ethics continuing legal education.
     
  • AL CLE 1.1 including Ethics 1.1
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.1 hours' credit, including 1.1 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1.00 hours of professional responsibility.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s) including 1.00 hour(s) of ethics credit.
     
  • FL CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit, including 1.50 hour(s) of ethics credit. Course classification: Intermediate level.
     
  • GA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours including 1.00 ethics credit hours.
     
  • IA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • Pro Bono Practice: Ethical and Loss Prevention Concerns is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.0 hours of credit, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit toward the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • IN CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.0 hours of Distance Education CLE credit which includes 1.0 hour(s) of ethics.
     
  • KS CLE 1.0 including Ethics and Professionalism 1
     
  • This course has been approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hours of ethics and professionalism credit.
     
  • KY CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.0 credits, including 1.00 ethics credit.
     
  • ME CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.0 hours of CLE credit including 1.00 ethics hour under M. Bar R. 5.
     
  • MN CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of credit, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.3 including Ethics 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Missouri Bar for 1.3 hours of CLE, including 1.3 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • MS CLE 1.1 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Approval pending.
     
  • NC CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • ND CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been reviewed by the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education and approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.00 hour of ethics credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). This Program contains 60 minutes of legal ethics credit.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3 including Ethics 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.3 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.3 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professional responsibility.
     
  • NM CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit, including 1.0 hours of ethics/professionalism credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Ethics and Professionalism 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in the area(s) of Ethics and Professionalism for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OH CLE 1.25 (Pending)
     
  • Live web approved for Professional Conduct
     
  • OR CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • Approved for 1.0 CLE credits in Oregon, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours including 1.00 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.08 including Dual 1.08
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.08 hours of credit, including 1.08 hours of dual credit.
     
  • TX MCLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours, of which 1.00 hour will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.00 hour will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility.
     
  • UT CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • VA CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of credit, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Board of Bar Examiners for consideration of use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement. Approval pending.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3 including Ethics 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.3 MCLE hours, including 1.3 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NALA 1.0
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.0 hour(s) including 1.00 hour(s) of ethics credit.
     

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

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for primarily designed for attorneys. Other legal professionals may also benefit from attending.

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Faculty

Matt Kelley

Matt Kelley

Howry Breen & Herman LLP

  • Attorney with Howry Breen & Herman LLP, a record-setting trial law firm located in Austin, Texas
  • Represents clients in federal and state courts in cases involving traumatic brain injury, sexual assault, business disputes, construction disputes, and administrative matters
  • Successfully tried and mediated cases over 5 years and recognized as a top 40 attorney under 40 in Texas
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law. B.A. degree, Texas A&M University
  • Can be contacted at 512-439-4109, [email protected] or www.howrybreen.com
Christopher Lavorato

Christopher Lavorato

Howry Breen & Herman LLP

  • Partner with Howry Breen & Herman LLP, a record-setting trial law firm located in Austin, Texas
  • Routinely represents clients in federal and state courts in cases alleging product defect, aviation mishaps, wrongful death, personal injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, clergy abuse, and sexual assault
  • Successfully tried, arbitrated, and mediated cases for over 21 years and recognized as one of “Austin’s Top Attorneys”, has achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Top 100 National Trial Lawyers (TX), California Top Verdicts and Settlements in 2019, and California and Texas Super Lawyers
  • Frequently provides pro bono services to those in need, including military veterans
  • Prior military officer and UH-60 Blackhawk pilot; FAA certified commercial pilot (IFR / VFR)
  • J.D. degree, Santa Clara University School of Law; B.A. degree, University of San Francisco
  • Can be contacted at 512-439-4137, [email protected] or www.howrybreen.com
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Product ID: 409184
Published 2011, 2021
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