May 8, 2020
Devika Kewalramani will present the Celesq webinar Essential Ethics for Lockdown Lawyers on May 8, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The COVID-19 crisis has drastically disrupted the legal landscape. In-house lawyers, outside counsel and law firms are quickly adapting to working remotely on an extended basis, often using unfamiliar practice tools while seeking to effectively serve their clients and sustain their practices. In this unchartered law practice terrain, with daily life and work routines interrupted, deals and litigations on hold, and clients and prospects raising unique issues and novel concerns, are lawyers and law firms keeping up with their ethical obligations? The presenter will spot the key ethical risks, highlight the relevant rules of professional conduct and bar association guidance, focus on lawyer incapacity, protecting client property, the duties of supervision, competence, communication and confidentiality, and suggest practical solutions to avoid ethical violations in these tumultuous times.