Annual Ethics Program

UPL, MDP and MJP (Defining What Lawyers Do and Where They Can Do It): Part I

October 12 - 24, 2012
Online registration

Jacksonville, FL; Charlotte, NC; New York, NY

Complimentary Seminar

Friday, October 12, 2012
The River Club
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Ritz-Carlton
Charlotte, NC 28202

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Le Parker Meridien
New York, NY 10019

2 Hours Ethics MCLE Credit Anticipated


  • Which governmental branch defines the practice of law and enforces unauthorized practice of law restrictions.
  • The definition of “practicing law,” and what exceptions apply.
  • Whether self-help books and online services such as LegalZoom® constitute the “practice of law.”
  • The line drawn between permissible and impermissible actions by paralegals.
  • Activities that disbarred or suspended lawyers can engage in without violating the law.
  • Whether in-house lawyers can represent their client/employer’s corporate affiliates, employees, customers or pro bono clients.
  • Whether lawyers should be allowed to employ or partner with nonlawyers in providing legal services or nonlegal services.
  • Whether nonlawyers should be allowed to own a minority or majority interest in a law firm.

Our programs are intended for the benefit of our clients and contacts and we reserve the right to refuse any registration at our sole discretion.