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Crossing the Line: The Ethics of Multijurisdictional Practice

Content Provider
American Law Institute CLE
Product
CLE
Run Time
121 Minutes
Recording Date
12/13/2023
Presenter(s)
Thomas E. Spahn
Learning Method
On-Demand Training
Practice Area
Ethics
Persona
CLE OnDemand

Price $259.00

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Description

Technology and the pandemic have changed both the way we work and where we can do so. Smart phones, laptops, cloud storage, and virtual meeting platforms enable attorneys the flexibility to work from their homes (whether primary, vacation, or otherwise) or even while in transit. When the services you provide cross into a state that you don’t have a law license in – whether through physical or virtual presence – your law practice not only becomes multijurisdictional, but may also be unauthorized and in violation of the ethics rules. Since the pandemic, the rules on remote practice have changed significantly – both through ABA Ethics Formal Opinion 495, as well the states that have adopted this opinion as a new rule. With the boundaries of “practicing” outside of the state you are licensed in evolving, how do you know if you’ve crossed an ethical line? This two-hour video webcast, taught by a renowned lawyer and ethics authority, examines the relevant rules on unauthorized and multijurisdictional practice, what they mean, and how they apply to a variety of real world situations. Topics include: - Whether lawyers can practice law in states where they are not licensed – whether in person or “virtually” - When lawyers may give advice about the law of states where they are not licensed - How litigators can be admitted in another state's courts - What temporary practice is permissible by lawyers in states where they are not licensed (in both the litigation and the transactional context) - What the rules say about lawyers moving permanently to another state - When lawyers not licensed in the state where they practice may represent clients before federal agencies, in federal court and in matters involving federal law - What limitations there are on in house lawyers practicing in states where they are not licensed - Whether foreign lawyers can practice in the U.S.

Literature

State Status Total Credits Type Of Credit Approved Thru
AlabamaApproved2.00Ethics12/31/2024
AlaskaApproved2.00EthicsOn-going
ArizonaApproved2.00EthicsOn-going
ArkansasApproved2.00EthicsOn-going
CaliforniaApproved2.00Ethics12/13/2028
ColoradoApproved2.00Ethics12/31/2025
ConnecticutApproved2.00EthicsOn-going
DelawareApproved2.00Ethics12/12/2025
FloridaApproved2.50General or Technology10/31/2025
GeorgiaApproved2.00Ethics12/31/2024
HawaiiApproved2.00Ethics12/13/2025
IdahoApproved2.00Ethics12/12/2028
IllinoisApproved2.00Ethics03/12/2026
IndianaApproved2.00Ethics04/18/2025
IowaApproved2.00Ethics12/12/2024
KansasApproved2.00Ethics03/31/2025
KentuckyApproved2.00Ethics06/30/2024
LouisianaApproved2.02Ethics03/12/2025
MaineApproved2.00Ethics05/05/2026
MinnesotaApproved2.00Ethics03/21/2026
MississippiApproved2.00Ethics03/12/2025
MissouriApproved2.40GeneralOn-going
MontanaApproved2.00Ethics12/13/2026
NebraskaPending State Response0.00
NevadaApproved2.00Ethics12/31/2027
New HampshireApproved2.00Ethics12/12/2026
New JerseyApproved2.00EthicsOn-going
New MexicoApproved2.00Ethics12/12/2028
New YorkApproved2.00EthicsOn-going
North CarolinaPending State Response0.00
North DakotaApproved2.00Ethics12/13/2026
OhioApproved2.00Professional Conduct12/31/2024
OklahomaApproved2.50Ethics05/19/2025
OregonApproved2.00Ethics12/12/2026
PennsylvaniaApproved2.00Ethics03/12/2026
Rhode IslandApproved2.00Ethics06/30/2024
South CarolinaApproved2.01Ethics12/31/2024
TennesseeApproved2.02Ethics03/12/2025
TexasApproved2.00Ethics03/02/2025
UtahPending State Response0.00
VermontApproved2.00EthicsOn-going
VirginiaApproved2.00Ethics10/31/2024
WashingtonApproved2.00Ethics12/12/2028
West VirginiaApproved2.42EthicsOn-going
WisconsinApproved2.00GeneralOn-going
WyomingApproved2.00Ethics03/12/2025

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