Credit: 2.0 Ethics Credit Hours
Description: Lawyers are subject to the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct, but how those rules apply to lawyers who lobby is not always easy to understand. The applicability of conflict of interest rules, confidentiality, and other ethics considerations are particularly thorny issues. Opinions by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law and the D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Committee have addressed the application of these ethics provisions to lawyers involved in lobbying. This course will help D.C. lawyers and law firms involved in lobbying activities understand the implications of these decisions. Faculty will use hypothetical scenarios to explore the following important issues and recent developments for lawyer- lobbyists:
When is lobbying governed by the ethics rules?
What are the ethical implications for law firms with non-lawyers engaged in lobbying?
What issues arise for law firms that lobby and have law offices in different jurisdictions?
How do conflict of interest ethics rules apply to lobbying matters?
Non-waivable, personal, and other conflicts of interest that come up in the lobbying context
Lobbying and the rules preventing contact with represented parties
Confidentiality and attorney-client privilege in the lobbying context
Advance waivers and lobbying.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
- CLE Program 202-626-3488
- Arthur Burger, Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
- Albert Turnbull, Hogan Lovells US LLP
- CLE Credit
Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section $89.00
Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section $89.00
D.C. Bar Members $99.00
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section $89.00
Government Attorneys $109.00
Government Contracts and Litigation Section $89.00
Labor and Employment Law Section $89.00
Law Practice Management $89.00