New Rules for Advertising and More: An Overview of Proposed and Approved Amendments to the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
1.00 Ethics CLE Credit

All attendance is via live webcast



1. New ethics rules effective January 26, 2021 and February 1, 2021

  • Elimination of a limitation under RPC 1.15A(h)(9) about IOLTA signatories
  • Changes to Title 7 and RPC 5.5 regarding advertising

2. Proposed ethics rules open for Supreme Court comments until April 30th

  • Impact of Karstetter v. King County Corrections Guild (2019) on RPC 1.16.
  • Timing of notice to clients about conflict of interests under RPC 6.5
  • A proposal under RPC 1.4 to require disclosure about insurance

Distinguished Faculty

Jeanne Marie Clavere | Professional Responsibility Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Washington State Bar Association
Jeanne Marie Clavere is a 1987 graduate of the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law). Prior to earning her law degree she received a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago. In February, 2010 she joined the staff of the Washington State Bar Association as Professional Responsibility Counsel.
Jeanne Marie serves as an advisor to members of the bar on the Rules of Professional Conduct as they apply to WSBA Advisory Ethics Opinions, the Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct, and the ABA Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions. She has been invited to lecture on Professionalism, Civility, and Ethics at all three Washington law schools, for the American Bar Association, and speaks at various local bar CLE's throughout the state. Jeanne Marie is the primary responder on the WSBA Ethics Line and wants every attendee to commit the number to memory and call her first, not after they run into an ethical dilemma.

Please Note:

If you must cancel, tuition will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee, so long as cancellation is received in writing to by 5:00pm, March 12, 2021. After this date, no refunds will be permitted. However, substitute attendees are welcome.
Please advise KCBA in advance of any condition that may impact your participation at the seminar so we may arrange appropriate and comfortable accommodation in time for the program.

Event Details

March 16, 2021
Registration: 12:00 PM
Program: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Credits: 1.00 Ethics CLE Credit
Webcast Only