Professor Brittany Stringfellow Otey Presents "The Disconnect: Exploring the Virtual Connection Between Lawyers and Clients" -- Washburn Law Journal Symposium
Professor Brittany Stringfellow Otey presented " The Disconnect: Exploring the Virtual Connection Between Lawyers and Clients" at the Washburn Law Journal Symposium. Professor Stringfellow Otey reflected on the unparalleled rollout of technology in the courts and in legal practice as necessitated by the pandemic. She highlighted the gifts and challenges of this technology, particularly in regard to access to justice (or lack thereof) for unrepresented and low income litigants, and the convenience and also the strain of increased technology use on lawyers and other professionals. She concluded with proposed best practices for moving forward. The symposium, titled "Law in the Zoom Era: The Future of Virtual Lawyering," was hosted Washburn University School of Law on November 3.
From Washburn Law Journal:
Lawyers are now more connected than ever to their clients through email, text, social media, and video conferencing. The result is that more people have access to attorneys and legal advice. But without the four walls of an office, lawyers are struggling to define boundaries for themselves and their clients. This panel will explore the ethical implications of the remote attorney-client relationship and how a competent, remote presence is integral for successful attorney-client relationships.
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