This upcoming Thursday, December 17 at 1pm EST, Richard Granat, Marc Lauritsen and myself will be co-presenting a CLE teleconference and live audio webcast entitled “The Virtual Law Firm: Benefits, Costs and Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid.” It is sponsored by the American Bar Association LPM Section and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education.
From the program description, the topics that will be covered include:
- What is a “virtual law firm”
- The benefits of delivering legal services online
- The web architecture for a virtual law firm
- Online applications, such as web-enabled document automation
- Ethical issues in the delivery of online legal services, including confidentiality, security, unauthorized practice of law, client identification, conflict of interest checking and client authentication procedures
- Criteria of vendor selection
- The costs associated with setting up a virtual law practice
- Marketing your brand and virtual law practice online
If you are interested in virtual law practice or are operating a virtual law firm, please consider joining us for this session. In addition to some really practical advice on this form of delivering legal services using technology, the session will also provide 1.5 hours of CLE credit in most states. Have any specific questions you would like answered during the conference? Please drop a line in the comments section below or email me.
UPDATE: The teleconference had a really nice turnout and we received great questions from the audience both on the phone and online. I believe the recording of the CLE and materials will now be available for purchase from the ABA at some point.