Practicing Ethically During and After the Pandemic
On July 28, 2020, Ashley Dunning moderated a presentation for the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA) Summer Series. During this session, “Practicing Ethically During and After the Pandemic,” Ashley and another guest speaker addressed ethics issues facing lawyers practicing during and after the pandemic. They discussed core duties such as: communication, competence and diligence; confidentiality issues (especially involving technology use) when practicing remotely; unauthorized practice of law and multijurisdictional practice issues; special ethics challenges in pandemic-driven practice areas (e.g., trust and bankruptcy) and processes (e.g., remote depositions and mediations); and maintaining professionalism while serving clients.
The National Association of Public Pensions Attorneys is a professional legal and educational organization, and its membership consists exclusively of attorneys who represent public pension funds. Its purpose is to provide educational opportunities and informational resources for its member attorneys. The 2020 Summer Webinar Series was created to address key topics through the lens of the challenging pandemic environment.