Presented by David Elkanich and George Yeannakis at the 2022 Annual Conference Recorded June 25, 2022
Lawyers representing indigent clients today are being asked to do far more with far fewer resources. Such excessive caseloads impact a lawyer’s ethical obligations, including their ability to provide competent representation, effectively communicate with clients, and timely process cases without delay. And such excessive caseloads can be overwhelming and emotionally taxing for both younger lawyers as well as those more experienced. This panel will explore how to define an “excessive caseload,” how to analyze the ethics issues implicit in such caseloads, and how to respond to protect your clients’ interests (and your own mental health).
Qualifies for 1 ethics credit.
Consortia and Law Offices wishing multiple licenses, contact OCDLA.