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  • December 16, 2015

    Get Your EPR and CLE Credits by Jan. 31: Options for Those Admitted in Odd-numbered Years

    Are you in need of CLE or EPR credits by Jan. 31? Take a look at these PINNACLE seminars, including the 4.0 EPR CLE seminar, “Legal Ethics 2015: Lost in the Fog?”

    Dec. 16, 2015 – The deadline is fast approaching for those who must report their CLE and EPR credits. If you seek additional CLE and EPR credits, State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® has what you need.

    CLE Seminars – Live and Webcast Replay

    PINNACLE offers more than 100 webcast replay seminars between now and the end of January.

    Topics cover all practice areas, including health law, bankruptcy, litigation, contracts, employment law, and tax law, as well as more general topics including dispute resolution and confidentiality.

    Don’t Stress Over EPR Credits – Sign Up for “Legal Ethics 2015: Lost in the Fog?”

    If you still need your ethics and professional responsibility (EPR) credits – or want to get ahead on them for next year, sign up for “Legal Ethics 2015: Lost in the Fog?

    This webcast seminar offers 4.0 EPR CLE credits and explores some of the most puzzling ethical questions without definitive answers under Wisconsin’s Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, including:

    • What is “real time electronic communication?” Rule 7.3 prohibits the solicitation of clients in-person, by telephone, and via “real time electronic communication” but neither the Rule nor its comment define “real-time electronic communications.”

    • If an attorney has a vacation home in Florida and works remotely from there, where is the attorney practicing law? There’s no firm position on this question in Wisconsin. Does physical location determine where you are practicing law? Is it considered unauthorized practice of law to work remotely from a state in which you are not licensed?

    • Exactly when is a conflict unwaivable? For example, may a lawyer jointly represent a couple in seeking an amicable divorce? Some authorities suggest this is permissible under certain circumstances, and other authorities say no. However, there is no case addressing this situation in Wisconsin.

    • In Wisconsin, it’s not clear in a probate who the client is. Is it the estate? Is it the personal representative? There is no clear answer under Wisconsin law, and client identity has serious implications for the lawyer.

    Using hypothetical situations to tackle some of the most challenging ethics questions, “Legal Ethics 2015: Lost in a Fog?” is a can’t-miss program for anyone working in the legal profession.

    This webcast seminar is available in a morning session on Dec. 19, 2015, and Jan. 23, 2016, and in morning and afternoon sessions on Dec. 28 and Dec. 30, 2015, and Jan. 11, Jan. 19, Jan. 21, and Jan. 29, 2016.

    For more information, visit WisBar’s Marketplace to check out upcoming webcast seminars.

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