This 3-part virtual series is designed to cultivate and advance a holistic understanding of the business of law, with the goal of helping lawyers and law students thrive in law practice for the long term. Panelists will share lessons and insights on key business of law topics.
Developed for lawyers and law students, this series will also provide useful insights and guidance for any legal professional or aspiring law student. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required for each of the 3 sessions. Participants must register for each session separately. Virtual access information will be provided to registered participants in advance of each session. Continuing Legal Education credit (1.0 General) is approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio for the January 26 session. Applications for CLE credit for the February and March sessions will be submitted.
A Public-Private Legal Career: Challenges, Opportunities, and Ethics
January 26, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. EST
In the course of a legal career, many lawyers make the move between public government careers and private law firm jobs. This program will bring together legal professionals who have spent significant time in both worlds and explore their career paths, their insights about making the move successfully, the potential benefits to clients and the public of lawyers who have worked in government and private practice, and the ethical and other types of challenges (sometimes) involved.
Achieving Equity and Justice: The Role of the Law Firm and Private Practitioner
February 23, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. EST
Leaders at law firms and at legal aid nonprofits will discuss law firm initiatives and strategies aimed at helping to achieve equity and close the access to justice gap. They will focus on ways to leverage private law firm resources to help meet the needs of the many who cannot afford or access legal services, including and going beyond individual attorneys giving pro bono hours.
Wellbeing and Inclusion in Law: Making the Connection and Exploring Strategies
March 23, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. EST
Health professionals and lawyers will gather for a discussion of wellbeing’s connection to inclusion in the legal profession, and strategies to achieve healthier and thriving law workplaces.