Professional Responsibilities in Representing Persons with Diminished Capacity and Disabilities
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
Attorneys representing persons with diminished capacity face unique challenges in meeting their primary duty under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to allow their clients to make "adequately considered decisions" in the course of their case. This webinar focuses on this professional responsibility, and discusses ethical rules relating to client competency, maintaining the integrity of the attorney-client relationship, confidentiality of information concerning the client's disability, and the circumstances when an attorney may withdraw from representation.
Claudia Center, Senior Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center, San Francisco, CA
Roberta Flowers, Professor, Stetson University College of Law, Tampa Bay, FL
Hon. Kristin Booth Glen (ret.), New York County Surrogate’s Court, New York, NY
Hon. Marguerite D. Downing (Moderator), Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California, Los Angeles, CA
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