When it comes to applying the rules of ethics in real life, even the most well-intentioned paralegals can make minor missteps that carry catastrophic consequences. Easier said than done, "staying ethical" takes a firm understanding of what nebulous rules like diligence actually require in a modern legal practice. Join our distinguished faculty as they clarify what paralegals need to know and do to confidently overcome everyday ethical challenges in law - register today!
Learn how to avoid unauthorized practice of law and ethically manage active client communications.
Get practical strategies for staying diligent and preserving confidentiality in a digital world.
Discover best practices for spotting and avoiding conflicts of interest
Learn where the risks lie when it comes to handling fees and client property.
Identify online advertising risks and get best practices for triaging issues before they unravel.
Unauthorized Practice of Law, Explained
Everyday Strategies for Ethical Active Client Communications
Maintaining Competence and Diligence Throughout Your Work
Preserving Confidentiality in the Digital Age
Spotting and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
Ethically Handling Fees and Client Property
Traditional and Online Advertising Risks for Law Firms
Escalating Ethical Issues That Arise Within the Firm
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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