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2021 Webinar: Remote Considerations: Ethical Concerns Beyond the Pandemic
August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Future Leaders Forum hosted a complimentary webinar on August 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time titled, “Remote Considerations: Ethical Concerns Beyond the Pandemic.” CLE credit is available for this webinar.
About the Webinar:
COVID-19 created unprecedented situations in every job and industry, including the legal field. Change, evolution and adaptation became commonplace as everyone learned how to continue operating at both work and home. Law firms sent their workforces home to keep them safe, but also had to keep the lights on, continue to zealously advocate for and represent their clients and abide by their ethical duties. One area where ethical questions arose involved the virtual practice of an attorney. As remote work is here to stay, this webinar will address recent Formal Opinion 498 from the American Bar Association (ABA), which provides guidance on various ethical duties surrounding virtual practice. Join us as we explore the rules articulated in the guidance, discuss German/European counterparts and perspectives and provide practical ways to abide by ethical rules while working remotely.
CHRISTIN KRÄMER is a partner with ALFA International member firm, Tiefenbacher, in Heidelberg, Germany. She is co-heading Tiefenbacher´s International Division and is the leading partner of its corporate and commercial practice. Christin advises both German and international clients in all fields of corporate and commercial law with a particular focus on cross-border transactions. In January 2019, she obtained the distinction of being a Certified Specialist in Commercial and Corporate Law. She is well experienced in transactional law and all ramifications of corporate law, such as disputes between shareholders, litigation, directors‘ and officers‘ liability. Since October 2020, Christin is a member of ALFAI’s Future Leader Forum.
MEGAN STERCHI LAMMERT is an associate with ALFA International member firm, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice L.L.C. in Kansas City, Missouri. Megan’s practice is concentrated on defending personal injury, premises liability and product liability matters. She focuses on advocating for and obtaining successful outcomes for numerous clients, including those within the pharmaceutical and medical device, trucking and insurance industries. Megan was selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers® in America: Ones to Watch, St. Louis Metropolitan Area for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. She is a member of ALFAI’s Future Leaders Forum, as well as the Product Liability & Complex Torts and Women’s Initiative steering committees. In addition, Megan is a member of Baker Sterchi’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
KATE MARTZ is a partner with ALFA International member firm, Baylor Evnen, LLP, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group and handles matters involving transportation, premises liability, employment and professional malpractice. Kate has successfully tried cases in Iowa and Nebraska and handled appeals in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Kate strives to simplify complex issues and provide practical advice throughout litigation to best achieve her clients’ goals. Kate is a member of ALFAI’s Future Leaders Forum, Transportation steering committee, Women in the Law steering committee and Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Forum. She is a leader and firm representative in initiatives supporting diversity and inclusion in the legal field.
EMILY MOTTO is a partner with ALFA International member firm, Baylor Evnen, LLP, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She specializes in insurance defense, personal injury defense, bad faith, premises liability and estate & trust litigation. Her experience includes jury trials, bench trials and appellate work. She is the immediate past president of the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association and is currently involved in ALFAI’s Future Leaders Forum and the Hospitality and Retail Practice Group’s steering committee.