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WEBINAR

Unauthorized Practice of Law and Multidisciplinary Practice

Thursday, September 18, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

MEET THE SPEAKERS
Thomas E. Spahn
Title, McGuireWoods LLP

DESCRIPTION

This program will address unauthorized practice of law issues, including which governmental branch defines the practice of law and enforces unauthorized practice of law restrictions; what is the definition of "practicing law" and what exceptions apply; and whether self-help books and online services constitute the "practice of law." 

It will also cover multidisciplinary practice principles, including the effect of lawyers practicing law in states where they are not licensed; the permissibility of lawyers giving advice about the law of states where they are not licensed; the ability to practice "virtually" in other states; and the litigators' ability to be admitted in another state's courts.

SPEAKERS

THOMAS E. SPAHN, MCGUIREWOODS LLP

Tom Spahn practices as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Mr. Spahn was selected as the 2013 metro-Washington, D.C. "Lawyer of the Year" for "Bet the Company Litigation" by The Best Lawyers in America. He has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and is a Member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Spahn has written extensively on the attorney-client privilege, ethics and other topics, and he has spoken at more than 1,200 CLE programs throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School. Mr. Spahn in licensed to practice in Virginia.