Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lobbying Lawyers

The District of Columbia Bar is sponsoring a program on the ethical implications of lawyers engaged in lobbying activities:

Faculty experts...will use hypothetical scenarios to address the following important questions confronting lawyer-lobbyists: When is lobbying governed by ethics rules? What are the ethical implications for law firms with nonlawyers engaged in lobbying? What issues arise for law firms that lobby and have law offices in different jurisdictions? And how do conflict-of-interest rules apply to lobbying matters?

The panel also will tackle nonwaivable, personal, and other conflicts of interest that come up in the lobbying context; lobbying and the rules preventing contact with represented parties; confidentiality and the attorney–client privilege; and advance waivers and lobbying.

The program will be presented on December 4 at 6 p.m.   (Mike Frisch)

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