Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual via the Zoom platform

The FCBA Professional Responsibility Committee will sponsor an Ethics CLE on Thursday, October 13 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET entitled From Translation to Technology: Keeping Up with Professional Responsibility.  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

This program will address some of the thorny legal ethics questions presented by recent developments in legal ethics and longstanding professional responsibility requirements. The first part of the program will address the ABA’s recent efforts to confront bias in the legal profession, including its most recent efforts to address language access requirements. The second part of the program will explore lawyers’ ethical obligations to understand and use technology in their legal practice.

The FCBA will apply for 2.0 hours of MCLE ETHICS credit from the VA Bar.  This program has not yet been approved.

If you have any issues, please contact Elizabeth Hagerty at


3:00 – 3:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

3:05 – 4:10 p.m.         The Ethics of Communication and Confronting Bias: ABA Guidance on Language Access

  • Overview of, and History Leading Up to, ABA Formal Opinion 500
  • The Duty of Communication
  • The Duty of Competence
  • Hiring Trained Professionals
  • The Duty to Supervise
  • Practical Tips

Deepika Ravi, Partner, HWG LLP
Robert Walker, Of Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP

4:10 – 5:00 p.m.         The Ethics of Understanding and Using Technology

  • The Pandemic and Remote Work
  • Competence: Social Media and E-Discovery
  • Cybersecurity
    • Confidentiality
    • Communication
    • Safeguarding Client Property
  • The Reasonability Standard
  • Special Issues
    • Marketing Posts
    • Payment
    • Insurance
    • Unauthorized Practice of Law

Deepika Ravi, Partner, HWG LLP
Robert Walker, Of Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP


COST: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; $95.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Members

Cancellations due no later than 24 hours prior to the program start time.

UPDATE: Online registration is closed.  Please contact Elizabeth Hagerty at if you would like to register for this program.