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Lawyer Ethics and Client Development: Live Replay: Teleseminar
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When: Monday, January 29, 2018
Dial-in: 12:45 PM | Program: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Teleseminar: WebCredenza

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These telephone seminars are presented by national speakers who are experts in their areas of practice often ABA Section chairs, authors of books in their areas of practice, and heads of practice groups.

Law is a profession but it’s also a practical business. Whether you’re practicing in a larger firm or a small firm, one essential element of the business of law is client development. Some of that comes naturally through referrals from previous clients, but a lot of it involves active outreach to potential clients or referral sources. These outreach or client development activities are closely governed by ethics rules. These rules limit what an attorney can do, how they can do it, and when. All client development activity comes with potential ethical pitfalls, even the most commonplace activities like posting lawyer biographies on law firm web sites. This program will review a cover of client development activities, identify the ethical issues of each, discuss areas of ethical risk and best practices for avoiding liability.

  •  Ethics issues in descriptions of areas of practice and claims of expertise
  • Traps of lawyer biographies on law firm web sites
  • Use of law firm newsletters, blogs, and social media
  • Permissible uses of past successes, honorary titles, depictions, and claims of quality
    of legal service
  • Risks of associating with other law firms and referral relationships
  • Solicitation of clients through phone calls, direct mail, or email
  • Law firm name issues, including use of names of departed or deceased partners

Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods, LLP – McLean, Virginia

MSBA Standard Member: $69
Non-Members: $99


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Full refunds will be given to those who cancel by 4:30 p.m., 5 working days prior to the program. Registrants who cancel after this deadline but prior to the program date will be charged an administrative fee of $15 per credit hour. A link to download and print the materials will be sent to those who fail to cancel in advance.


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