Limited Scope Representation: Grow your Practice, Promote Access to Justice (EEX220517)

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Webinar

United States

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Presented by the CBA Executive Committee 

About the Program

A recent personal finance survey found that less than 44% of Americans have enough money saved to cover a $1,000 unexpected expense. In Connecticut, legal disputes that have the greatest impact on personal safety, wealth, and stability, such as foreclosures and family matters, also have significant numbers of self-represented litigants, who may be unable to afford traditional retainer fees for full legal representation.

Limited Scope Representation (LSR), or unbundled legal services, offers a potential "win-win" solution to these challenges. When used effectively, LSR provides attorneys with the opportunity to expand their client base, increase revenues, engage in impactful pro bono representation, and help narrow the access to justice gap. LSR allows litigants to retain an attorney for critical portions of a case at an affordable price.

Join us for a virtual presentation to learn more about LSR in Connecticut. Hear from preeminent Connecticut jurists who will speak to Connecticut’s access to justice gap and the importance of LSR as a solution. Learn from an economist and researcher who will present an economic profile of Connecticut households, allowing you to better understand the financial means of your potential client community. Learn about the ethics, court rules, and procedures of LSR, and hear from three attorneys who are effectively using LSR in private and pro bono practice.

Your Will Learn

• The importance of LSR and the prevalence of self-represented litigants in critical civil legal disputes;
• How to use LSR effectively in Connecticut courts; 
• Economic profile of a typical Connecticut resident: what are the financial positions and constraints of most Connecticut households?   What is the economic profile of your potential client community? 
• Practical do’s and don’ts of using LSR, including tips for engagement letters and ending representation by using Certificates of  Completion of Limited Appearance
• How LSR can help you increase your paying client base, or allow you to engage in meaningful pro bono representation; and
• The ethical and procedural rules of LSR in Connecticut.

Who Should Attend

Any attorney interested in growing their business through Limited Scope Representation (LSR), or unbundled legal services.

Cost

(Virtual registration costs include electronic materials)

Free

Speakers

judge-elizabeth-bozzuto Hon. Elizabeth A. Bozzuto
Deputy Chief Court Administrator, Connecticut Superior Court, Hartford

Barrett Campbell1 Campbell D. Barrett
Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford

T Dugo1 Tara C. Dugo
Dugo Law, Sandy Hook

J Gentes1 Jeff Gentes
Yale Law School, New Haven

P OBrien2 Patrick O’Brien
Connecticut Voices for Children, New Haven

Ury_Frederic Frederic S. Ury
Ury & Moskow LLC, Fairfield

Moderator

Michael P. Bowler
Statewide Bar Counsel, Hartford


CLE Credit

CT: 1.5 CLE Credits (Ethics) 0.5 CLE Credits (General) 
NY: 1.5 CLE Credits (Ethics) 0.5 CLE Credits (AOP) 

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits.

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml. Financial hardship information is available upon request.

If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees.



Contact

Member Services Center
Email: msc@ctbar.org
Phone: (844)469-2221