The Unauthorized Practice of Law and You

The Unauthorized Practice of Law and You
The Unauthorized Practice of Law and You: What It IS, and Why Licensed Attorneys Should Care
2 NY CLE Credits: 2 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional; 2 NJ CLE Credits: 2 Ethics

Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA’s Law-Related Education Committee; Solo and Small Practice Law Committee; Criminal Justice Section and Matrimonial Law Section; New York City Paralegal Association, Inc. (NYCPA) 

Faculty: Professors Kerin E. Coughlin and Gail E. Williams, CUNY-NYC College of Technology's (City Tech) Department of Law and Paralegal Studies; Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Michael Spanakos, Deputy Chief of the Investigations Division; Mariana Fradman, VP New York City Paralegal Association, Inc. (NYCPA) and Ethics and Professional Responsibility Coordinator for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).

Learn the importance of addressing the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL), a cornerstone of NYCLA's founding goal of preserving the integrity of the legal profession, and a continuing issue for lawyers today.

Specifically, our panel of experts will discuss:

  • What UPL is, how it plays out in modern legal practice,
  • How the UPL can affect practicing attorneys, and
  • How attorneys can avoid negative consequences from it. 

You will hear about the Brooklyn DA's office's work relating to UPL, including several noteworthy cases and what we can all learn from them, as well as:

  • how paralegals can and do engage in UPL
  • how paralegals’ supervising attorneys can prevent them from engaging in UPL;
  • how social media advertising of legal services misleads attorneys and the public; and
  • a brief history of NYCLA's pioneering work against UPL.

NYCLA Member: $50
Non-Member: $75
Sponsoring Committee/Non-profit/Public Sector: $25 
Paralegals: $15 (2 Credits from National Federation of Paralegal Associations [NFPA])

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3/26/2020 6:00 PM - 3/26/2020 8:00 PM
14 Vesey St 2nd Floor Auditorium New York 10007


Thursday, 26 March 2020


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