Thursday, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

On Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30; and August 6 the Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section, Law School Outreach Committee, will host the "Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series," from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center, 1101 Market St. These free programs provide an opportunity for summer law student interns to meet public interest attorneys who are leaders in their field and learn about different types of public interest practice and fellowship opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area. To download a schedule of the programs, please click here


Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM

This program focuses on key issues of ethics, professionalism, trust and business accounting and law practice management that are essential for all new attorneys and, indeed, all attorneys admitted to practice law. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion of ethical hypotheticals to illustrate the relevant and practical application of the rules in the daily practice of law. Topics include:

• law practice management best practices
o management of staff
o utilizing technology
o time management
o effective timekeeping
o file management
o establishing an effective conflict management system
o retainer agreements, declination letters
o billing best practices

• ethical issues and best practice issues relating to
o forming the attorney-client relationship
o evaluating, limiting and addressing conflicts
o communications with clients, opposing counsel, third parties, and the courts
o responsibilities in handling client funds and confidential information
o avoiding malpractice
o handling ethical lapses when discovered

Though the program follows the curriculum and utilizes an instructional video set forth by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the PA Bridge the Gap requirement, it also covers New Jersey practice and divergences between the New Jersey and Pennsylvania rules.

This course qualifies for 4.0 CLE credits in Pennsylvania, including 4.0 ethics credits (not 2.5); 4.5 CLE credits in New York, including 4.5 ethics credits (not 3.0); and 4.8 CLE credits in New Jersey, including 3.0 ethics credits.

Associate Dean for Professional and Skills Education
Practice Professor of Law
Director, Institute for Professional Education
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Location: Rutgers School of Law-Camden
217 N. Fifth Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Credits: CLE: NJ: 4.8 (incl. 3.0 ethics) | NY: 4.5 (incl. 3.0 ethics) | PA: 4.0 (incl. 2.5 ethics)
Course Types: Newly Admitted Lawyers Course
Bridge the Gap Course
Subject Areas: Ethics
Law Practice Management
Cost: $125.00
Detailed Information: Program Announcement

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