As a newly-licensed attorney in North Carolina, understanding the role of professional responsibility is paramount. As you enter the field of law, it is important to comprehend the preparation needed to avoid a potential malpractice lawsuit, or grievance filing by a client. The new attorney professionalism requirements warrant a clear and concise awareness of professionalism, law office management, and professional responsibility.
Attorney Precious L. Vines covers basic ethical guidelines, as outlined in the North Carolina Rules of Professional Responsibility, North Carolina General Statutes, and the North Carolina Administrative Code. In addition, she discusses the dynamics of marketing, social media, and virtual communications practices.
I. Define the responsibilities of the lawyer to the NC State Bar and other judicial bar districts to which they belong
II. Identify and review the professionalism checklist as it relates to professional conduct, within the attorney’s professional role
III. Analyze professional misconduct and recognize the importance of reporting
IV. Understand the steps needed in responding to an inquiry by the NC State Bar (Fee Dispute Resolution and Grievance Committee)
V. Recognize ethical and professional requirements regarding marketing a law practice, virtual communication by an attorney, and social media usage within a law firm setting
Excellent refresher for those attorneys that have practiced many years!
Very nice overview by a knowledgeable/practical speaker.