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Ethics of Co-Counsel & Referral Relationships: Teleseminar
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 Export to Your Calendar 5/12/2017
When: Friday, May 12, 2017
Dial-in: 12:45 PM | Program: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Teleseminar: WebCredenza


Online registration is available until: 5/10/2017
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CLE CREDITS:  1.0 ethics

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These telephone seminars are presented by national speakers who are experts in their areas of practice often ABA Section chairs, authors of books in their areas of practice, and heads of practice groups.

Co-counsel and referral relationships are common in law practice. Lawyers associate with other lawyers on cases to gain specialized knowledge required for competent representation in a case or jointly represent clients with the same interests. Litigation counsel may seek “local counsel” on a case in another jurisdiction. Also, lawyers refer out business for a variety of reasons, including overflow work or work outside of a lawyer’s core competencies – e.g., when a business lawyer refers the tax aspect of a matter. These any many other co-counsel and referral relationships, however, raise substantial ethical and malpractice issues. This program will provide you with a framework for understanding the ethical issues surrounding co-counsel and referral relationships and the personal liability that may arise from them.

  • Duty to supervise counsel to whom you have referred work
  • Ethical issues in fee splitting in co-counsel or referral relationships
  • Ethical issues of associating with other lawyers or firms to gain competence in
    specific areas
  • Liability to co-counsel for breaches of fiduciary duty or malpractice
  • Liability for errors of co-counsel
  • Duty to inform of malpractice by co-counsel

FACULTY
Brian S. Faughnan, Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC – Memphis
Matthew Corbin,
AON Risk Services – Kansas City

REGISTRATION FEES
MSBA Standard Member: $69
Non-Members: $99
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HOW IT WORKS
Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation from the MSBA containing a toll-free telephone number to call on the day of the seminar.

PROGRAM MATERIALS
Prior to the seminar or on the morning of the seminar, you will receive an email with a .pdf containing the materials for the program to download to your desktop or mobile device.

HOW TO REGISTER
Members and Non-Members need to log in to see the proper registration fees.

  • Members: If you are a member of the MSBA, please sign in to receive the member rate.
  • Non-Members & Non-Attorneys: If you have attended any MSBA event in the past, you have an account with us. If you do not know your username or password, please call the MSBA. We will provide you with login credentials so you can register online.
  • If you have never attended an MSBA event: Please call the MSBA or mail or fax this registration form to register.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Full refunds will be given to those who cancel by 4:30 p.m., 5 working days prior to the program. Registrants who cancel after this deadline but prior to the program date will be charged an administrative fee of $15 per credit hour. A link to download and print the materials will be sent to those who fail to cancel in advance.

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