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Matthew Kaiser Teaches Lawyers about the Ethics of Lobbying

Matt Kaiser, with a panel of other experts, led a talk on Tuesday, April 5th, to discuss and distinguish the types of professional responsibility requirements that apply to a lawyer when lobbying.  These include the D.C. rules regarding the unauthorized practice of law (“UPL”) and the Rules of Professional Conduct (“the D.C. Rules”) as applied to lobbying, as well as the Lobbying Disclosure Act (“LDA”).

Matt explained the different implications of the rules surrounding the unauthorized practice of law and the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct as they relate to lawyers and nonlawyers who engage in lobbying activity. Specifically, when the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct apply and what lawyers must do if they intend to have those Rules not apply.

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