Not Able to Attend in Person? Live Webcast Option is available.
Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) are approved to receive MCLE credit for this program via webcast, however the ethics portion must be viewed live on May 3rd from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks from New York State Bar Association President
David P. Miranda, Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, PC
2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Addressing the Justice Gap: Non-Lawyer Initiatives to Address the Needs of the Underserved
What Lawyers Need to Know about What's on the Horizon and Challenges and Guidelines for the Legal Profession
This panel will explore the use of non-lawyers and what's on the horizon and discuss the different initiatives such as limited legal licensed technicians, in the State of Washington and New York's Housing Advocates.
Moderator: Glenn Lau-Kee, Esq., Past President, New York State Bar Association; Partner, Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC
Panelists: Judy Perry Martinez, Esq., Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard, Roger Juan Maldonado, Esq., Balber Pickard Maldonado & Van Der Tuin, PC, Steve Crossland, Esq., Crossland Law Office, Joanne Macri, Esq., NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Rise of Non-Lawyer Entrepreneurs Providing Legal Services
Unauthorized Practice of Law, the UBE and What This Means for the Future of the Legal Profession and Non-Lawyer Innovation
Technology and the internet have greatly changed the practice of law, and how we connect with and serve our clients. We will discuss what this means for the future of the legal profession and the concerns over the increase of non-lawyer legal service providers. Combining a discussion of a basic overview and the current legal marketplace and future trends. The panel will review ethics-based opportunities, constraints and concerns, and will explore the impact of non-lawyer entrepreneurs and their impact on the public and the profession.
Moderator: Vincent E. Doyle, III, Esq., Past President, New York State Bar Association; Connors, LLP
Panelists: Dan Lear, Esq., Director of Industry Relations, Avvo, Chas Rampenthal, Esq., General Counsel, LegalZoom, David P. Miranda, Esq., President, New York State Bar Association; Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, PC, Miles S. Winder, III, Esq., President, New Jersey State Bar Association
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lawyer Referral Service | What Does the Future Hold?
Learn more about how the organized bar provides Lawyer Referral Service. What are the requirements? What are bar associations doing to help their members and the public? What are the future trends? Learn about the interplay of other online directories and what's in store for the future of the delivery of legal services.
Panelists will cover:
- Reaction to Web Directories
- Lawyer Referral Service - Hybrid Approaches Ohio/Michigan with Zeekbeek
- Benefiting Lawyer and Benefiting Clients - Success Stories: NYC Bar Lawyer Referral
- Our NYSBA Option/Directory
Moderator: Claire P. Gutekunst, Esq., President-elect, New York State Bar Association, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator
Panelists: Chad Burton, Esq., CEO, CuroLegal, William H. Pugh V, Esq., President, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Partner, Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer, LLP, Stacey Whiteley, Managing Director of Legal and Community Services, New York State Bar Association, George Wolff, Esq., Executive Director, Legal Referral Service New York City Bar Association, Robert Aicher, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Zeekbeek
Reception for Attendees and Program Faculty