Ethical Considerations for Legal Aid Lawyers Communicating with Low Income and Vulnerable Clients

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Date(s) - 06/24/2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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1.00 credit hours of Ethics CLE requested

Join us for the second program in a series of CLE webinars to address unique ethical issues and challenges arising in a public interest practice!

Effective communication is the key to any successful client-lawyer relationship, and it is an ethical imperative. Legal aid lawyers face unique challenges in this regard. Clients may be transient, lack access to mobile phones or computers, or may disappear for periods or time or permanently during the course of the representation. Current circumstances prompted by the COVID-19 crisis add to complications when clients cannot leave home safely or do not have access to appropriate technology to interact effectively with legal counsel or attend legal proceedings.

Ethics experts will guide attendees through scenarios designed to help them navigate these ethical and practical challenges and meet both their clients’ needs and their professional obligations under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, and the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice.

Don’t miss this unique ethics CLE opportunity! Learn more and register here