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Obligations and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Serving on Nonprofit Boards - Webinar

  • ID: 4302572
  • Webinar
  • May 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Understand the difference between being a board member and being an attorney rendering legal advice to a nonprofit organization.

Many attorneys volunteer and take pride in their service on nonprofit boards of directors. However, such service must take into consideration both their ethical duties detailed in the Model Rules of Ethics, which have in large part been adopted by many states, and the impact such representation may have on their lives as private persons. This information will identify situations in which an attorneys actions outside of their practice of law crosses over with the ethical requirements of attorneys. The information will also explore the duties of nonprofit board members and how such duties intertwine with their ethical mandates of the rules of professional conduct.
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Establish Topic Points
  • Ethical Considerations
  • - Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Explore Accidental Representation
  • - How Relationships Are Formed
  • Discuss
  • - Board Member Duties in Relation to Ethical Considerations
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct Are Intended to Govern Behavior in Both Professional Capacity and Personal Life
  • - Preamble of the Model Rules Explored
  • - Impact Rules Have on Professional Capacity
  • - Impact Rules Have on Private Lives and Intention of Parties
  • Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • - Rules Governing Behavior and Duties to Clients/Nonclients
  • What Constitutes a Relationship?
  • How Is a Relationship Formed?
  • How to Avoid the Creation of an Accidental Relationship
Ethical Considerations

When an Attorney Client Relationship Is Formed

Duties of a Board Member of Nonprofit Board
  • Obligations of a Volunteer Board Member
  • - Duty of Candor
  • - Duty of Loyalty
  • - Duty of Obedience
  • Is There a Higher Standard for Attorney Board Members?
  • How to Act as Attorney Board Member
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David A. Firmin - Altitude Community Law
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This webinar is primarily designed for attorneys. Other legal professionals may also benefit from attending.
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