2020 ILS Virtual Annual Meeting - Ethics and Non-Lawyer Ownership... Non-Lawyer Ownership of US Law Firms: A Train that Can’t Be Stopped? [CC]

    2020 ILS Virtual Annual Meeting - Ethics and Non-Lawyer Ownership... Non-Lawyer Ownership of US Law Firms: A Train that Can’t Be Stopped? [CC]
    CLE 90 min

    2020 ILS Virtual Annual Meeting - Ethics and Non-Lawyer Ownership... Non-Lawyer Ownership of US Law Firms: A Train that Can’t Be Stopped? [CC]

    This ethics panel will address non-lawyer ownership of US law firms and how ABA Model Rule 5.4 relating to lawyer independence in terms of fee sharing and non-lawyer ownership applies to alternative business structures in the legal services industry in various jurisdictions. The underlying problems of new structures and whether they should be allowed will be discussed.

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    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics/Professionalism

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2021

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professional Ethics

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Legal Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.80 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.80 credit hours

      Available until:

      12/30/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Enhanced Ethics

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      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics and Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    2.00 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      2.00 credit hours

      Available until:

      12/10/2021

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics and Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2025

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      08/13/2021

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Legal Ethics

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2021

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Professionalism

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics and Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics and Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.80 total credit hours including

    • Ethics and Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.80 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics or Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics and Professionalism

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics/Professionalism

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.80 total credit hours including

    • Ethics and Professionalism

      Status:

      Reciprocity

      1.80 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics/Professionalism

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2025

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics and Professionalism

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics/Professionalism

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Attorney Professional Conduct

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      12/31/2020

    2.00 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Applied for

      2.00 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Professionalism (General)

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics or Professionalism

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Available for credit

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      12/31/2020

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics and Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics/Professionalism

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/06/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2022

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2025

    1.80 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Applied for

      1.80 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

    1.50 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Self apply

      1.50 credit hours

      Available until:

      06/10/2023

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    Closed Captioned. For years, only Washington, DC permitted non-lawyer ownership of US law firms. With increased attention focusing on the justice gap and the advent of new technology, and the integration of global law firms, traditional ideas regarding the justification of non-lawyer ownership has come under challenge. Other jurisdictions, most notably the United Kingdom, have adopted alternative business structures. The original underlying rationale has been lawyer independence. Recently, however, Utah has moved forward towards recommending non-lawyer ownership, and other jurisdictions, such as California, have been studying the issue. If the changes are made, what are the practical and ethical considerations for the practice of law? Are we facing a sea-change or just an evolutionary adaptation to the current realities? How should lawyers (and clients) prepare themselves?

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Law firms and bar associations are faced with ethical issues in considering alternative structures for delivery of legal services and how Rule 5.4 relating to lawyer independence in terms of fee sharing and non lawyer ownership are involved. This program provides an explanation of the framework and policy considerations, as well as cross-border implications for firms with offices in multiple jurisdictions that have different rules.
    2. At the end of this program you should be able to:
    a. Understand the ABA model rules regarding law firm ownership.
    b. Identify alternative structures both within and outside the United States, and the ability to utilize or participate in them.
    c. Be able to explain the underlying problems the new structures seek to address and whether law firm or regulatory bodies should permit them.

    Product Details

    Moderators

    Steven M Richman

    Panelists

    Benjamin Stevenson, Ellyn S Rosen, Michael E Burke, Nadine Hartung, Olagbegi-Oloba Victoria Banke, Stephen Denyer

    Sponsors

    Section of International Law

    Product Code

    IC2006INTW22OLC

    Duration

    90

    Publication Date

    6/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

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