Thompson Coburn LLP

June 17th, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

Attorneys who represent clients or handle matters in other jurisdictions have to be careful not to cross the line into the unauthorized practice of law. This seminar will provide a map that lawyers can use to avoid crossing into dangerous ethical territory.

We will cover each part of ABA Model Rule 5.5, several significant cases, a recent ABA Formal Opinion regarding remote practice in jurisdictions in which an attorney is not licensed, and state trends in amending the rule to accommodate some of the realities of modern practice.

Missouri: 1.2 hours of ethics credit
Illinois: 1.0 hour of professional responsibility credit
California: 1.0 hour of ethics credit
Texas: 1.0 hour of ethics credit (pending)


Eric T. Cooperstein

Eric T. Cooperstein
Ethics Consulting and Representation
Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein, PLLC

ERIC T. COOPERSTEIN, the “Ethics Maven,” has a private practice devoted to representing and consulting with lawyers in a wide variety of legal ethics and law practice conundrums. Eric defends lawyers against ethics complaints, provides advice and expert opinions, and represents lawyers in fee disputes and law firm break-ups. Eric is a frequent CLE presenter, webcaster, and moderator in Minnesota and nationwide on legal ethics and practice management. Eric currently is a Director on the boards of Minnesota Continuing Legal Education and Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co., a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services (SCOBAS). Eric previously served as a delegate to the ABA House of Delegates (2017-2019); President of the Hennepin County Bar Association (2013-14); and Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct Committee (July 2009 through June 2012).