January 17, 2018

2/3 Fishing for Prospects – Ethical Limitations Can Create Muddy Waters in Catching New Clients

Please join the Law Practice Division and the Young Lawyers Division for this co-sponsored program focusing on ethical strategies for business development and relationship building.  We will cover ethic rules and related pitfalls when soliciting new clients and advertising your practice. The Rules of Professional Conduct, various US Supreme Court cases and numerous state bar ethics opinions can create an often-unseen myriad of issues when soliciting new clients. Panelists will present perspectives ranging from that of an ethics attorney, young lawyer, private practitioner, and in-house lawyer.  This interactive program promises to be educational and entertaining as it helps attendees improve and safeguard their client development skills. 

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
February 3, 2018
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PST

Registration: Free

To register for this program, please visit the

ABA Midyear Registration Page


States typically decide whether a program qualifies for CLE 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 directly applies for and ordinarily receives credit for live, in-person programs 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 will seek 1.0 hour of CLE credit (including 1.0 hour of ethics credit) for this program in 60-minute states, and 1.2 hours of CLE credit (including 1.2 hours of ethics credit) for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. View accreditation information for your state.

Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not certify MCLE courses or providers. You must independently review Arizona MCLE regulations and make your own determination as to whether a program qualifies for credit towards your MCLE requirements.  

Florida:  You are eligible to receive credit for this program through Florida’s reciprocity provision.  ABA programs are approved in New York and many other states.  To have credit for this program posted to your CLE total, email or fax the Uniform Certificate of Attendance and the program agenda to the Florida Bar.  View contact information for the Florida Bar. There is no fee for you to use the reciprocity provision.  

Idaho: You may self-submit this program for CLE approval by sending the Application for CLE credit to the Idaho State Bar with the required attachments. You can download a copy of the program brochure/agenda from an ABA program’s website, or print a copy of the program web page if no separate brochure available for submission with your application. There is no fee for this submission. 

Nebraska: You may self-submit this program for CLE approval after attending the program by logging into your personal MCLE account with the Nebraska MCLE Commission. There is no fee for this submission and a response is generally received within 3-5 days.   

New Hampshire: The New Hampshire MCLE Board does not certify MCLE courses or providers. You must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report your attendance online at www.nhbar.org/NHMCLE.   

New Jersey:  You are eligible for credit for this program under New Jersey reciprocity provision if another state grants credit for it. ABA programs are approved in New York and many other states. 

New York: This transitional CLE program is approved for all New York-licensed attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.0 transitional MCLE credits (including 1.0 

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Micah Buchdahl 
Sheena Hamilton 
Edward Rawl 
Andrea Hartley