Please join the Availability of Legal Services, Family Law, and Elder Law sections for a co-hosted CLE: Maximum Capacity, presented by Ericka J.A. Fowler, Renee Ezer, Todd Stahly, and Sandy Tobin. The presentation offers 1 Ethics credit!
Capacity issues can arise in all areas of law, but are particularly frequent and urgent in family law, elder law and probate. Whether the question arises with your own client or an opposing party, it is important to understand the legal, ethical, and practical implications of capacity issues. The Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct have a specific rule (1.14) on this topic, and confidentiality concerns under Rule 1.6 follow close behind. The attorneys on the panel will discuss how they navigate issues of capacity in their practices, and how they ensure compliance with the ethical rules. There will be an emphasis on practical application: Who do you call? What do you need to file with the court? Is a hearing necessary? Do you need to withdraw? What must you tell your client? What must you tell the court about your client? A social worker engaged by a law firm will also describe her role in working with clients of limited capacity.
$25 CLE, $15 New/Young Lawyer
Register online and pay here