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New ethics opinion on lawyers working remotely

The Wisconsin State Bar has issued a new ethics opinion on working remotely, which we’ve all been doing to some degree during the pandemic. Practicing law from home or a location outside Wisconsin implicates several ethical duties–for example, the duty to maintain the confidentiality of client information and duty to supervise staff and junior lawyers. There’s also the issue of whether a Wisconsin lawyer may practice Wisconsin law from say California when s/he isn’t licensed in California.  Click here to read the opinion.

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