NFPA Webinar: The Ethics of Pro Bono - February 18, 2015

About the Webinar

NFPA and its member associations have a strong record of providing pro bono and community service to local communities.  So much so, that it is embodied in our Code of Ethics.  While both endeavors serve the public good, their activities are very different.  This webinar will provide attendees with:  an understanding of the differences between pro bono and community service; the ethical foundations of performing pro bono and community service; general guidance on the ethics of participating in pro bono; and finally how to report your hours to NFPA.  Whether you are a veteran of pro bono and community service or newly active, this CLE will provide you with additional practical and ethical insights.

Start Time 1 PM Eastern / 10 AM Pacific
Presented using GoToWebinar
Note: this webinar does NOT carry NFPA Approval for CLE credit
Member Cost $FREE! / Non-Member $10

About the Speakers

Lynne-Marie Revelotis, NFPA Vice President of Positions and Issues, and Allen Mihecoby, CLAS, RP, NFPA Region II Director

Lynne-Marie Reveliotis is the current President and CEO of LMR Enterprises, LLC., and parent company that has several subsidiaries that include corporate, employment, tax, legal and medical advocacy, and investigative work.  She has worked as an investigator with the Massachusetts Office of the Bar Counsel, which was established by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court under S.J.C. Rule 4:01 as an independent administrative body to investigate, evaluate, and prosecute complaints against lawyers, taught litigation courses as a senior instructor as part of the Northeastern University paralegal professional program, and worked as a freelance investigator and interpreter for law firms and investigation firms throughout the northeastern United States.  Since 1989, Ms. Reveliotis has worked in various areas, particularly in criminal, tort, and domestic law. She has participated as a mock trial judge at the state and regional student competition level. She has served as an American Bar Association site team associate for the accreditation of paralegal studies and degree programs at the university level. Ms. Reveliotis holds a paralegal certificate from Northeastern University, is a certified rape crisis and domestic violence advocate, and is currently working toward the completion of a graduate degree.

Allen Mihecoby, CLAS, RP, is currently employed as a Senior Paralegal at Kimberly-Clark, a global enterprise which manufactures some of the best known brands in the consumer products industry.  In this role, he is responsible for supporting the Company’s efforts in SEC Reporting, Corporate Governance, Strategic Transactions and Compliance.  He was previously employed in the position of Manager, Law Department, for the second largest railroad in the U.S. He has primarily worked with international firms and multinational corporations in various areas of law, including IP, corporate, securities, real estate and commercial litigation. He received his BA in Political Science at the University of Texas--Arlington, with a concentration in International Affairs and Pre-Law. In 1997 he graduated with an ABA-approved paralegal certificate from Southeastern Paralegal Institute in Dallas, Texas. He became a PACE Registered Paralegal in 2002; and earned the CLAS credential (Business & Corporate Law) in 2005.

Allen has served the paralegal profession on national, state, and local levels. He is a member of the Dallas Area Paralegal Association (DAPA), the Metroplex Association of Corporate Paralegals (MACP), Fort Worth Paralegal Association (FWPA), the Texas Center for Legal Ethics (TCLE), the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas (PD) and a charter member of the State Bar College (SBC). In several of these organizations, Allen has served in leadership positions, including: NFPA CLE Co-Coordinator and Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator; DAPA President, VP of Programs, Board Advisor and Ethics Chair; FWPA First Vice President-Programs and Ethics Chair; PD Parliamentarian and District 3 Director; and MACP Co-Chair/Ethics/Professional Development.

In 2004, Legal Assistant Today named Allen as one of the runners-up in its Paralegal of the Year Contest. The same year, NFPA and Dyncorp awarded him the Outstanding Local Leader award. He was named 2009 Fort Worth Paralegal Association’s Paralegal of the Year. named Allen as one of its 2011 Paralegal Superstars and DAPA awarded him the 2011 Pro Bono award.

Cancellation and refunds:

Cancellations may be made up to 24 hours before the webinar with a full refund minus a $5 administrative fee. Within 24 hours of the webinar start, cancellations receive no refunds.

modified 1/22/2015

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