Mark Ross of LawScribe, an LPO that provides services in several areas including e-discovery, IP, corporate transactions and legal research, is offering a free Webinar on ethical issues in outsourcing legal work. I’ve heard Mark’s past presentations and they are very worthwhile. Below is a description.
ABA Ethics Opinion 08-451 on Legal Outsourcing.“The outsourcing trend is a salutary one for our globalized economy.” ABA Summer 2009 Issue of The International Lawyer comments that 6 Bar Association Opinions have concluded that,
“a lawyer could satisfy her ethical obligations and outsource work offshore.”
The webinar provides attorneys with practical advice relating to the ethical implications of offshore legal outsourcing. Attend the webinar for a detailed review of the ABA Opinion. The webinar also includes a case study of a large scale offshore document review and how the AmLaw 100 firm dealt with their ethical obligations.
Attorneys from the following States will be entitled to 1 hour of MCLE Ethics credit – AR, CA, CO, FL, ID, IN, MN, MO, NC, NY, TX, WA, WI.
The following issues will be covered:
– Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law
– U.S. Attorney’s Supervisory Responsibilities
– Duty to Act Competently
– Client Confidentiality
– Duty to Disclose
– Conflict of Interests Implications and Risks
– Billing Appropriately for Outsourced Legal Support
– USPTO Notice re Scope of Foreign Filing Licenses
– Large Scale Offshore Document Review Case Study
Register for a FREE 1 hour MCLE Ethics Webinar: “Legal Outsourcing, The Ethical Implications”, July 15, 2009 at 11am PST
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer
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