While any legal ethics issue should be treated as a big issue, confidentiality, conflicts of interest and unauthorized practice of law pose ever-present risks for every legal professional. This course is designed to introduce paralegals to the many ways in which these central tenets affect daily actions. Learn what the rules mean and get practical advice on how you can take an always-on approach to staying ethical - register today!
Learn how to protect confidential client information in all that you do.
Get clarity on the murky line separating permissible paralegal activities and unauthorized practice of law.
Discover what a conflict of interest is - and your role in assessing and raising the issue.
Get practical tips for raising ethical concerns within the law firm.
Avoiding Unauthorized Practice of Law
Understanding Conflicts of Interest
Raising Ethical Concerns With Supervising Attorneys
STEVEN R. SORENSON is a shareholder with the law firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. He is a member of the American Bar Association Law Foundation, chairs the District Three Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation Committee, and serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association‘s Legal Education Committee. Mr. Sorenson formerly served as secretary and president of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is a former member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, former president of both the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows, and a current member of the foundation‘s Board of Trustees. Mr. Sorenson presents lectures throughout the state of Wisconsin on various topics, ranging from real estate law to professional ethics. He earned his undergraduate degree from Luther College and his Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School. During that time, he also attended American University in Washington, D.C. to study national public policy.
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