Days of working alongside colleagues, reviewing printed documents, and appearing in person for meetings, depositions, and court hearings may be in the past. As so much of the world has transitioned to a remote workplace due to COVID-19, legal and business professions have been revolutionized. Technology not only made it easier to generate documents and electronic communications, but it also increased the use of remote platforms and enabled us to participate in meetings and legal proceedings from inside our homes. Whether you are attending meetings, conducting depositions, interviewing witnesses, or mediating a dispute, you are likely doing so via a virtual platform. As professionals must now rely on technology to communicate, it is important to gain an understanding of the technology available to you.

In this practical webinar, you will examine effective ways to handle online practice without running afoul of the ethical rules or committing malpractice. While meeting ethical standards can sometimes take conscious effort, it can also make the difference between keeping your team on the right side of the line and facing avoidable sanctions. You will also discuss guidelines such as the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and will navigate how to effectively prepare for the unexpected, handle technical and personal disruptions, and present in a professional manner. Finally, you will examine the ethical rules relating to the duties of competence, diligence, communications and confidentiality.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Prepare for changing court procedures and ethical rules on practicing virtually
  • Appreciate benefits and burdens of virtual proceedings
  • Prepare for constantly evolving technology and legal issues
  • Inform your client on pertinent information and communicate promptly with others
  • Maintain a professional presentation for yourself and your setting
  • Preserve confidentiality and privilege in remote and shared work environments
  • Prepare for depositions including handling questions, objections, and exhibits
  • Expedite litigation and be fair to opponents
  • Advocate when “appearing” before judicial officer for motions, trials, hearings and arbitration
  • Apply proven strategies to settlement, mediation, and negotiation
  • Avoid common mistakes that cause embarrassment or worse, such as unauthorized practice of law
  • Supervise junior lawyers and professional staff when working remotely
  • Assure clients and witnesses are prepared for remote proceedings

This CE Program is eligible for HR and CLI credit. Please be sure to check the Credits tab prior to enrolling to confirm that this program has been pre-approved for credit in your state of practice.

Faculty Member
Francine Griesing
Griesing Law, LLC

Francine Friedman Griesing, founder of Griesing Law, LLC, a woman-owned firm based in Philadelphia, has over 35 years of experience representing clients in high stakes litigation, employment and ADR. She is a highly sought speaker and published author on legal and business ethics, having been recognized as a leading expert on discrimination, harassment and bullying in the law. Ms. Griesing is a co-founder of Bossible, a marketing consultancy that helps professionals build and execute marketing plans that amplify them as thought leaders in their industries. She is also a co-founder of GriesingMazzeo Leadership, an educational and training firm that helps clients improve their bottom line through effective strategies for enhancing diversity, inclusion, equity and elimination of bias across all constituencies. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, she has received numerous accolades including receiving The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Diversity and Inclusion.

CLE Credits (Law)

Credit Value Type Format
NALA - - Credit not available
NFPA - - Credit not available
AL 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
AK 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
AR Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
AZ 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
CA 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
CO 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
CT 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
DE 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
FL 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
GA 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
HI 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
IA 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
ID 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
IL 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
IN 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
KS Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
KY 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
LA 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
ME 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
MN 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
MO 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
MS Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
MT 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NC 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
ND 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NE 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NH 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NJ 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NM 1.2 General
On-Demand/Recording
NV 1 General
On-Demand/Recording
NY 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
OH 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
OK 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
OR 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
PA 1 General
On-Demand/Recording
RI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
SC Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
TN 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
TX 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
UT 1 General
On-Demand/Recording
VA Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
VT 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
WA 1.25 Law and Legal Procedure
On-Demand/Recording
WI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
WV 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
WY 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording

In some CLE states, the course will be submitted to the bar after you register. If for any reason the course is not approved, we will fully refund your registration fee. If a state is listed on this course, then we are confident the course fits that state's standards and already is or will be approved for credit.

HR Credits

Credit Value Type Format
HRCI 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording

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