Lawyering Skills: Professional Leadership and Development III   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

LAW 6932 - Lawyering Skills: Professional Leadership and Development III

Professional Responsibility:  Limited Scope Representation, Virtual Practice and Online Marketing

The landscape of legal practice is changing.  Today's lawyers market themselves online, offer limited scope representation, and practice virtually.  Clients want to engage attorneys for a single specific purpose and may never meet their attorney face to face.  The California rules of professional responsibility and the opinions of the California bar outline how lawyers may present information about themselves, their practice, and their cases online, as well as how they may react to conversations about their services online. 

In this skills weekend, students will learn how to provide limited scope representation through a virtual legal service and comply with the CCP for purposes of online marketing and limited scope representation.  Students will engage in the following exercises:  1) create a limited scope engagement letter that establishes clear boundaries for representation 2) assess examples of lawyer and law firm websites and 3) review hypothetical attorneys' use of LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for compliance with the CCP.
Units: 1
Grading: Pass/Fail