AC23 — Dual Representation of Spouses and Ethical Pitfalls

AC23 — Dual Representation of Spouses and Ethical Pitfalls

Release Date: 06/23/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
MP4 60 min. Yes

Panelists examine common scenarios that play out when an attorney represents both spouses in an immigration case. Topics include when spouses separate, divorce, or engage in domestic violence. Panelists also address the application of ABA Model Rules 1.7 and 1.9.

OnDemand Conference CLE Credit

This program is a session from the 2023 AILA Annual Conference and Webcast on Immigration Law. As a result each session will need to be recorded as such in your webCLE account. Please refer to the CLE Reporting Instructions.

AILA has filed for CLE and specialized credit in all jurisdictions with mandatory CLE requirements. For details about specific approvals, contact us at Eligible participants can receive up to:

  • In 50-minute jurisdictions: 1.2 Ethics credits
  • In 60-minute jurisdictions: 1.0 Ethics credits

To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record session attendance and the CLE codes provided via webCLE.

AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys’ request after participation for the following states: AR, DE, IA, ID, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, OR, TN and WY. Programs are typically approved. The OnDemand Recording format does not qualify for CLE credit in the following jurisdictions: MO and PR. Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit based on the date of the original presentation. View the OnDemand Downloadable Expiration Chart for more details.

Miki Kawashima Matrician (DL), Ethics Committee, Boston, MA

Kenneth Craig Dobson, AILA Lawyer Well-Being Committee Vice Chair, New York, NY

Stanley P. Walker, Fort Walton Beach, FL

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.