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The Ins, Outs, and Ethics of Collecting Fees from Clients - 2014
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When: Thursday, June 5
1:00 p.m.
Where: HCBA Office
600 Nicollet Mall
Suite 390
Minneapolis 55402
Contact: Larry Schultz

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3.0 CLE (Ethics) credits applied for this program.

Topics to Include:

Collecting fees from clients: Techniques for ethically getting clients to pay their bills, including:

  • Best practices in provisions in retainer agreements that are ethical and help ensure payments by clients,
  • What collection tools may ethically be used to recover unpaid fees, and
  • When it is appropriate to sue former clients for fees.

Attorney Liens: Explanation of the ins and outs of using statutory attorney liens to collect fees from clients.

Have I Got a Deal for You! The Ethics of Flat Fee Arrangements: Bloggers, pundits, and trend-watchers all herald flat fees as the future of selling legal services. But ethical pitfalls await those who do not properly charge such fees. This session will focus on how to implement flat-fee pricing without running afoul of the ethics rules.

Trust Account Questions Answered: Through a series of short hypotheticals, the ethics rules will be applied to common trust account situations.

SpeakersEric Cooperstein, Law Office of Eric T Cooperstein PLLC
                     Paul Floyd, Wallen Friedman & Floyd PA
                     George Warner, Warner Law LLC

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