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    Watch Where You Set Your Virtual Foot – The Ethics of Virtual Lawyering

    1 PM EDT

    Modern technology permits a lawyer to practice from anywhere, anytime, but different states define the act of practicing law in different ways. Virtual law practices are also defined in many ways. This program will define the different types of virtual law practices—limited office but local, solely online law offices, and law practices with limited or expanded jurisdictional boarders—and discuss the ethical issues that come up with each model. This webinar will cover:
    • Defining different virtual law practice models.
    • Multijurisdictional practice ethics issues.
    • Can the office be purely online?
    • Practical protocols and steps to comply with the issues raised.
    • Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1, 1.4, 1.6, 5.5, 7.1-7.6, and 8.5.

     

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    CLE INFORMATION

    States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted.  For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

     

    The ABA applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA live webinars and teleconferences in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, MO, MP, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV.

     

    The ABA does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars and teleconferences in FL, ID, NE, PR, RI, and WY. Some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.  View accreditation information for your state. 

    The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.  The ABA will seek 1 hour of ethics credit in 60-minute states and 1.2 hours of ethics credit in 50-minute states.  Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. 

    New York: This transitional/non-transitional CLE program is approved for newly admitted and experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1 New York ethics CLE credit.  

    All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction. 

     

    A limited number of scholarships are available for half off the Non-ABA Member rate. For inquiries please contact Lauren Krauth, lauren.krauth@americanbar.org.

    Event Details

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Oct 17, 2018

    2018-10-17T13:00:00.000Z 2018-10-17T14:00:00.000Z Watch Where You Set Your Virtual Foot – The Ethics of Virtual Lawyering

    Modern technology permits a lawyer to practice from anywhere, anytime, but different states define the act of practicing law in different ways. Virtual law practices are also defined in many ways. This program will define the different types of virtual law practices—limited office but local, solely online law offices, and law practices with limited or expanded jurisdictional boarders—and discuss the ethical issues that come up with each model. This webinar will cover:
    • Defining different virtual law practice models.
    • Multijurisdictional practice ethics issues.
    • Can the office be purely online?
    • Practical protocols and steps to comply with the issues raised.
    • Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1, 1.4, 1.6, 5.5, 7.1-7.6, and 8.5.

     

    Speakers

    Micah Buchdahl

    HTMLawyers--The Law Marketing Consultancy

    MicahU. Buchdahl is an attorney focused on working with law firms on marketing andbusiness development initiatives. He is a past chair of the American BarAssociation’s Law Practice Division (LP). Based in Moorestown, New Jersey, heis president of HTMLawyers, Inc., a law marketing company.

    Micah draws his vision andideas from a unique background. He worked in the Philadelphia Municipal Courtas a mediator and arbitrator. He was formerly associate corporate counsel withthe Philadelphia Flyers and Spectacor, as well as Director of NBA Photos, amarketing division of the National Basketball Association. His knowledge oflegal ethics pertaining to law marketing and advertising has provided a uniqueniche in his active law practice.

    Prior to law school, Micah worked in marketing and publicrelations functions within the National Hockey League and Major Indoor SoccerLeague. He also served as a journalist for The Baltimore Sun and Associated Press. Micah attended TempleUniversity both as an undergraduate (B.A., journalism, magna cum laude) and laterfor Law School (J.D., class president). He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

    His current roleswithin the ABA include serving as chair of the ABA Standing Committee on CLE(SCOCLE), marketing columnist for Law Practice magazine, and on the editorialboard of the Law Practice Division’s monthly webzine, Law Practice Today (LPT).

    Micah can be reached at micah@HTMLawyers.comor phone at (856) 234-4334.

    Daniel Siegel

    Law Offices of Daniel J Siegel LLC

    Mr. Siegel wears two hats – he is a practicingattorney and also a full-time technology consultant. He also chairs the ABA Law Practice Division Professional Development (CLE) Board.

     

     

    As an attorney, Mr. Siegel focuses his practice ontrial and appellate court writing, and providing ethical guidance and disciplinary representation. He also handles workers’ compensation mattersand serves as a “second chair” for attorneys – working on the matters that keepthem up at night.

     

     

    As a consultant, Mr. Siegel works with attorneysand their staffs to analyze their workflow, and to implement and use technologymore efficiently while avoiding the technical jargon that can be a barrier tounderstanding and adoption. Mr. Siegel uses these skills in his role as founderand President of Integrated Technology Services, LLC, a consulting service forattorneys.

     

     

    He is the author of numerous ABA books, including The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Acrobat DC; Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers; Checklists for Lawyers; and How to DoMore in Less Time: The Complete Guide to Increasing Your Productivity andImproving Your Bottom Line. He is also the author of TheUltimate Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap, published by LexisNexis; and Changing LawFirms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms & Attorneys (1st and 2nd editions); and the editor of Fee Agreements in Pennsylvania (6th edition) (the latter books publishedby the Pennsylvania Bar Institute). He also is the author of PennsylvaniaWorkers’ Compensation Law – The Basics (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions).

     

    Mr. Siegel can be reached at dan@danieljsiegel.com or by phone at (610) 446-3457.

    Charity Anastasio

    American Immigration Lawyers Association

    Charity Anastasio is the Director of Profession and PracticeAdvancement at the Maryland State Bar Association, where she oversees LawOffice Management Assistance and member benefits. She received her JD fromSeattle University School of Law in 2007 and opened a solo practice in 2008focusing on estate planning, probate and family law. Following this she becamethe Practice Management Advisor for the Washington State Bar Association LawOffice Management Assistance Program for almost three years. Her family and alltheir worldly possessions made the six-day migration from west coast to eastcoast to join the MSBA staff September 2016. Charity is a member of the ABA LawPractice Division’s Outreach Committee and Professional Development Committee, aswell as a regular contributor to ABA and bar publications and MSBApublications. You can reach her at canastasio@msba.org or 443-703-3026.

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