opened The Shely Firm, PC in 2003
after serving as the State Bar of Arizonaís Director of Lawyer Ethics
for ten years. Lynda provides exclusively professional responsibility
advice and representation.
As the Director of Ethics Lynda answered approximately 8000 ethics calls
each year and drafted dozens of written ethics advisory opinions. She
also supervised the unauthorized practice of law counsel, the Fee
Arbitration Program, Peer Review Committee, and served as staff counsel
to the Client Protection Fund and Ethics Committee. Lynda began her
legal career in 1987 as an intellectual property associate at Morgan,
Lewis & Bockius in Washington, D.C.
Lynda is a frequent speaker around the country on ethics, risk
management, professional liability, billing, unauthorized practice of
law, legal marketing, and professionalism topics.
As a member of the State Bar of Arizonaís Ethical Rules Review Group and
Multijurisdictional Task Force, Lynda helped with the drafting of both
the 2003 extensive amendments to the Arizona Rules of Professional
Conduct as well as the amendments to Ethical Rule 5.5 to permit
temporary practice in Arizona by out-of-state lawyers. She currently is
the Chair of the State Barís Unauthorized Practice of Law Advisory
Committee, and she serves on the State Barís Professionalism Task Force
and Convention Committee.
She is an adjunct professor at Phoenix School of Law, teaching
Professional Responsibility and Law Office Management.
Lynda is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility
Lawyers, a current director and the past president of the Scottsdale Bar
Association, and a past member of ABA Standing Committee on
Professionalism, the ABA Professional Responsibility Conference Planning
Committee and the Standing Committee on Client Protection as well as
several other ABA Committees.
Lynda was selected as the State Bar of Arizona 2007 Member of the Year.
In addition to her day job, she has three children, a husband, three
cats and a dog.
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