Presented by the FCBA Professional Responsibility Committee
The FCBA’s recent member survey showed that a large number of members have been working outside of their traditional office settings during the global pandemic, and are likely to continue to do so for at least several days per week for the foreseeable future. “Unprecedented times” seem to be creating new and potentially longstanding approaches to work featuring hybrid schedules (representing clients both remotely and in the office). While job workplaces may be transforming, legal ethical obligations remain unchanged.
This program will address some of the thorny legal ethics questions about practice in our new tech-fueled, hybrid work world. It will explore a number of topics, including how to communicate expectations in a professional manner in a hybrid workplace; work from home challenges with regard to duties of confidentiality, diligence and communication; professionalism and civility during stressful times; managing and minimizing risk, especially while using new technologies; and how to avoid pitfalls with regard to unauthorized or multijurisdictional practice of law in hybrid work spaces.
3:00 – 3:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
3:05 – 4:10 p.m. Communicating Expectations and Communicating Professionally
- Work from home challenges with regard to duties of diligence and communication
- Billing, multitasking
- Professionalism and civility rules during stressful times
- Videoconferencing etiquette
- Use of Slack, Teams, and other types of messaging apps
4:10 – 5:00 p.m. Managing and Minimizing Risk
- Technology and the duties of confidentiality and competence
- Privacy and security issues related to provision of connectivity
- Use of employee monitoring technology in a home environment
- Working from anywhere and unauthorized/multijurisdictional practice of law
Matt Kaiser, Partner, Kaiser Dillon PLLC
Olaoluwaposi Oshinowo, Special Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP
Elizabeth Simon, Assistant General Counsel for Ethics, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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COST: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Members
Cancelations due no later than 24 hours prior to the program start time.
The FCBA has applied for 2.0 hours of MCLE ethics credit from the VA Bar. This program has not yet been approved.