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Attorney Fee Agreements

3 hours MCLE Credit in Legal Ethics

 

Fee disputes can result in costly proceedings and malpractice claims, not to mention the damage they can cause to client relationships and your overall practice. In this program, you will learn how to recognize the signs of a potential fee dispute before it happens and how to resolve disputes without legal proceedings or malpractice claims. The panelists also discuss the status of enforcement of attorney liens against a client's eventual recovery.

 

This program offers effective techniques for avoiding fee disputes including the use of the State Bar fee agreement forms, the drafting of fee agreements, and managing the client relationship. The panel of experts also discuss the pros and cons of arbitration, mediation, and litigation.

Fee disputes can result in costly proceedings and malpractice claims, not to mention the damage they can cause to client relationships and your overall practice. In this program, you will learn how to recognize the signs of a potential fee dispute before it happens and how to resolve disputes without legal proceedings or malpractice claims. The panelists also discuss the status of enforcement of attorney liens against a client's eventual recovery.

This program offers effective techniques for avoiding fee disputes including the use of the State Bar fee agreement forms, the drafting of fee agreements, and managing the client relationship. The panel of experts also discuss the pros and cons of arbitration, mediation, and litigation.

Program Highlights:

  • California Supreme Court fee agreements cases
  • Preparing fee agreements: sample forms and basic requirements
  • Remaining legal and ethical considerations
  • Potential billing problems
  • Withdrawal and fee disputes
  • Resolving disputes informally
  • Exceptions to fee arbitrations
  • Mediation of fee disputes
  • Dynamics of fee arbitration and litigation

Assumes some experience in managing a law practice.

On Demand MI58156-191

Recorded 5/13

 

Fee disputes can result in costly proceedings and malpractice claims, not to mention the damage they can cause to client relationships and your overall practice. In this program, you will learn how to recognize the signs of a potential fee dispute before it happens and how to resolve disputes without legal proceedings or malpractice claims. The panelists also discuss the status of enforcement of attorney liens against a client's eventual recovery.

This program offers effective techniques for avoiding fee disputes including the use of the State Bar fee agreement forms, the drafting of fee agreements, and managing the client relationship. The panel of experts also discuss the pros and cons of arbitration, mediation, and litigation.

Program Highlights:

  • California Supreme Court fee agreements cases
  • Preparing fee agreements: sample forms and basic requirements
  • Remaining legal and ethical considerations
  • Potential billing problems
  • Withdrawal and fee disputes
  • Resolving disputes informally
  • Exceptions to fee arbitrations
  • Mediation of fee disputes
  • Dynamics of fee arbitration and litigation

Assumes some experience in managing a law practice.

ARNE WERCHICK

ARNE WERCHICK, Moderator, after more than 40 years in private practice as a civil litigator, has served for the past four years as pro bono Special Counsel to California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform. He previously served three terms as Presiding Arbitrator of the State Bar of California and one year as chair of the State Bar Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration. In 1980 he was President of the California Trial Lawyers Association (now CAOC). For many years he acted as both a pro tem trial court and administrative law judge, as well as several years as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Hastings College of the Law. He loves to travel and has now visited more than 60 countries. Additional biographical information is available at www.Werchick.com.

JOEL MARK

JOEL MARK, of Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP, has over 40 years of experience, handling trademark, trade secret and competitive business practice cases, shareholder dissolution and valuation actions, director and officer liability matters, real estate disputes, general contract and business disputes, banking litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. He has also handled over 100 securities and broker/dealer cases and has represented over 80 attorneys and accountants in malpractice and malicious prosecution cases. Mr. Mark has had in excess of 60 trials to verdict or other contested dispositive outcome, including numerous jury trials. He has handled numerous major arbitration matters before arbitration forums such as the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration.

Products specifications
SUBTOPICS General Interest
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Legal Ethics
PRACTICE AREA Law Practice Skills
Products specifications
SUBTOPICS General Interest
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Legal Ethics
PRACTICE AREA Law Practice Skills