Agenda

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction to Program

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Return to Work (or Not or Only Some)?
The panelists will explore the myriad of practical and ethical issues associated with return to work (or not) and hybrid work environments.  Practical considerations include building and maintaining relationships and culture, training new staff and associates, ensuring attention to mental health and well-being, and understanding the child-care conundrum for those with unvaccinated children. The ethical issues associated with return to work and continued work from home/hybrid workplaces relate to adequacy of supervision, inadvertent unauthorized practice issues, and the maintenance of confidentiality.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Return to Work (or Not or Only Some)? (continued)

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.

Breakout groups for participants to network and ask questions (optional)

12:50 – 1:50 p.m.

Cryptocurrency—What Is It and Why Should I Care? Ethical Issues Related to Cryptocurrency
The panelists will learn some basics about cryptocurrency and understand how their firms and their clients might encounter and use it. After this brief introduction, this segment and the next will consider a host of ethical issues raised, including competence, know your client, and best practices in memorializing your advice to your client.  The afternoon will conclude with a discussion of various state bar opinions, including one from North Carolina, focused on whether or how attorneys may take their fees in cryptocurrency.

1:50 – 2:00 p.m.

Break

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Cryptocurrency—What Is It and Why Should I Care? Ethical Issues Related to Cryptocurrency (continued)

3:00 p.m.

Adjourn