Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2020
Immigration, Employment, Trusts/Estates, and Litigation Attorney, Jonathan Wong, will be speaking at PLI’s program, Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2020, on September 3rd.
Attorneys knowledgeable about professional responsibility and pro bono service, who work in legal services, law firms, private bar programs and in-house corporate law departments will discuss the application of the California Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and, where relevant, the Proposed California Rules of Professional Conduct to pro bono legal service in different settings. The faculty will begin with the basics of pro bono, including the definition of “Pro Bono” for lawyers, why it is considered an important part of the profession, and ethical concerns unique to pro bono, as opposed to the commercial practice of law.
The faculty will also address emerging ethical issues in developing areas, such as pro bono clinics, pro bono in Federal courts, and the impact of technology in pro bono legal services. This year’s program will feature a special discussion on remote delivery of services and ethical considerations that arise during local or regional emergencies and public disasters, including the Covid-19 pandemic.
Finally, the faculty will discuss hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate the application of the rules.
For complete information about Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation, pricing, and registration: Visit the PLI website.
Total Credits: 3.00
CEO and General Counsel
Alameda County Bar Association and Legal Access Alameda
Renee Glover Chantler
Chantler Law Offices
Senior Program Analyst
The State Bar of California
Toby J. Rothschild
Christopher M. Tirrell
Phong S. Wong
Pro Bono Director
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles