Tom Spahn on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $135 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 8/31/2016


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the October 2013 webcast, Tom Spahn on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice.

Topics covered include:

  • The effect of lawyers practicing law in states where they are not licensed
  • Litigators’ ability to be admitted in another state’s courts
  • Permissible actions by litigators in other states, such as discovery, investigations, and arbitrations
  • The ability of lawyers not licensed in the state where they practice to represent clients before federal agencies, in federal court, and in matters involving federal law
  • Transactional lawyers’ ability to temporarily practice in states where they are not licensed, or provide advice about the law of such states
  • The consequences of in house lawyers practicing in states where they are not licensed
  • Choosing the applicable ethics rules governing conduct by litigators before and during litigation, and by transactional lawyers in states where they are not licensed

This two-hour interactive program will use hypotheticals to address lawyers practicing law in states where they are not licensed.

Tom Spahn’s reputation as the expert on ethics is well deserved. What isn’t as evident from his résumé is how good he is as a lecturer: enlightening and engaging, yet always focused on relevant, real-world problems and their solutions.

If you’re a “regular” at Tom’s seminars, you won't want to miss this offering. In particular, those who attended his 2012 program on Unauthorized Practice of Law and Multi-Disciplinary Practice (currently available as a USB Flash Drive Video Seminar) will find this to be a valuable companion.


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Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods / McLean

Tom Spahn has practiced as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods since graduating magna cum laude from Yale University and receiving his J.D. from Yale Law School. Among other things, he has tried cases involving James Madison’s birthplace and America’s most popular walking path. He has argued on behalf of a Central Asian republic in a New Delhi, India, Court, and taken depositions in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In March 2009, he was invited to Reykjavik, Iceland, to discuss an ethics issue on Iceland's leading news and interview show. Mr. Spahn regularly advises a number of Fortune 500 companies on issues involving ethics, conflicts of interest, the attorney-client privilege, and corporate investigations. He has written several editions of a book on the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine. The latest version is 750 pages long, and is accompanied by a 31,500-page compilation of approximately 18,900 case summaries (all of which he prepared). He also has written a book on Virginia defamation law; a book on ethics issues facing Virginia in-house lawyers; two other book chapters, and over 60 articles in Virginia and national publications.  The ABA’s General Practice Section honored his article on “Litigation Ethics in the Modern Age” as one of the “Best Articles Published by the ABA” in 2004.

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