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Can You Ethically Work From Home? Exploring the Necessity of Bar Admission to Work in Your State of Residence

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
12:00 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico) - 01:00 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)

Please join us for a complimentary Webinar sponsored by the Product Liability Committee and Professional Liability Committee on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 for (1) hour beginning at: 10:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM MDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 1:00 PM EDT

Can You Ethically Work From Home? Exploring the Necessity of Bar Admission to Work in Your State of Residence

The COVID pandemic has forced us all to work from home for an extended period of time. But what about afterwards? Many of us will likely continue to want to avoid commutes, parking, etc., and work at home even when it is safe to return to the office. If your home is in a state where you are not barred, can you do that? We will explore the approach to remote work under current state professional ethics rules and what the landscape may look like for telework post-COVID.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Overview of the ethics rules regarding work-from-home - highlighting the few jurisdictions and an ABA opinion permitting work from home with certain limitations, but noting that most states do not yet have in place a mechanism for more than temporary work in a non-barred state.
  2. Outline the limitations attorneys must work under when living in a non-barred state.
  3. Provide recommendations for at-home practice to avoid problems with the local bar.

William L. Anderson, Crowell & Moring, LLP, Washington, DC USA
Scott Barabash, Aspen Insurance, San Francisco, CA USA
Lori Worthington Hurl, Forsberg & Umlauf P.S., Seattle, WA USA

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