Many attorneys believe that referral fess are unethical — but the reality is that numerous state bars have noted that fee sharing is not only ethical – but it actually leads to better outcomes for clients. Come get cozy with Curt Brown and the rules of professional conduct as he surveys the regulatory frameworks of the ABA and all 50 states so you know the ethical landscape when referring or accepting cases from fellow attorneys in your state and around the country.
From Atticus Finch to Elle Woods For better – or worse – many people’s perceptions of attorneys are based on Elle Woods, Atticus and everybody’s favorite cousin, Vinny. Is there something these fictional characters can teach us about professionalism and achieving higher standards of conduct in our everyday conduct? Lawyer Movies and Public Perception From Philadelphia to The Firm, the movies we…
California attorneys can take all 25 CA MCLEs online with on-demand CLE – including the 12.5 required hours of participatory credit. The 25 CA CLE hours must include 4 hours of legal ethics, 1 hour of competence issues (substance abuse), and 1 hour of elimination of bias.
If you’re a California attorney don’t forget to complete at least 4 hours of Legal Ethics, 1 hour of Competence Issues and 1 hour of Elimination of Bias. These are the required “specialty” credits included in the 25 hour CA CLE requirement.
From structuring million dollar deals to negotiating high level partnership agreements, transactional attorneys must deploy a broad quiver of skills when counseling businesses and the entrepreneurs and executives that start and run them. Ethics for Transactional Attorneys In this highly practical CLE, R. Shawn McBride provides numerous case examples and common sense measures that can be deployed to remain ethical when working…
Philip King highlights common ethical pitfalls for small law attorneys and provides numerous helpful points to spot and avoid these routine practice traps.
California has new ethics rules effective November 1, 2018. A former litigator and current ethics attorney, Ed McIntyre fills you in on what’s changed… and what’s stayed the same.
Recognizing conflicts at the outset of the representation is key to avoiding ethical headaches and disqualification. Properly deploying conflict software, conflict waivers and engagement letters can prevent many potential problems.
Your tweets, Facebook posts and blogs can greatly affect your real world law practice. From discovery to advertising your practice, you must remain ethical in our new social media world.
Do you know about the 69 changes or revisions made to the California ethics rules and how it will affect your practice?