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Ethics Series: Parameters of “Practice” for Law Students and Not Yet Licensed Law School Graduates

Ethics Webinar - Character and Fitness

Format: Webinar

Online Worldwide Webinar

Dates: 04/06/2017

Time: 1 PM EDT - 1:45 PM EDT

Sponsor: ABA Law Student Division
ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
and the ABA Young Lawyers Division

List Price: FREE

ABA Member Price: FREE

Sponsor Member Price: FREE


Law students often receive their first practical experience in the practice of law as a law student employee of a law firm. This can be a great experience for law students, but a law student is not a lawyer and what the law student is allowed to do is limited. This session will define the parameters of “practice” for law students and not-yet-licensed law school graduates, and provide practical tips on how to handle the partner or supervising lawyer when the law student is asked to go too far.

Ghunise L. Coaxum, Bar Counsel, Unlicensed Practice of Law Department, the Florida Bar, Orlando, FL

Selina S. Thomas, Senior Counsel, Client Protection, Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association, Chicago IL

Meredith Parnell, J.D. Candidate 2018, Harvard Law School,
Cambridge, MA

This is not a CLE program.