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Case Interrupted: What To Do When Your Client Dies

1 hour MCLE Credit including 1 hour in Legal Ethics

 

Although you hope that it never happens, clients sometimes die unexpectedly during litigation. In the event that a client dies, a multitude of issues arise, some quite complex. Mark Schmuck from Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, in San Jose, will take you step by step and inform you about what to do when your client dies unexpectedly. The ethical and legal responsibilities of the attorney of record for a deceased client will be covered. Mark will also take you through what to do in a number of hypothetical situations.

Although you hope that it never happens, clients sometimes die unexpectedly during litigation. In the event that a client dies, a multitude of issues arise, some quite complex. Mark Schmuck from Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, in San Jose, will take you step by step and inform you about what to do when your client dies unexpectedly. The ethical and legal responsibilities of the attorney of record for a deceased client will be covered. Mark will also take you through what to do in a number of hypothetical situations.

Program Highlights:

  • What duties survive when you no longer have a client
  • Circumstances under which you can continue with the case
  • Client confidentiality after death
  • Procedural requirements in the underlying litigation
  • Applicable provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct, Code of Civil Procedure, and Probate Code
  • Collecting outstanding fees

This program is appropriate for all levels.

On Demand MI59811-191

Recorded 10/16

 

Although you hope that it never happens, clients sometimes die unexpectedly during litigation. In the event that a client dies, a multitude of issues arise, some quite complex. Mark Schmuck from Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, in San Jose, will take you step by step and inform you about what to do when your client dies unexpectedly. The ethical and legal responsibilities of the attorney of record for a deceased client will be covered. Mark will also take you through what to do in a number of hypothetical situations.

Program Highlights:

  • What duties survive when you no longer have a client
  • Circumstances under which you can continue with the case
  • Client confidentiality after death
  • Procedural requirements in the underlying litigation
  • Applicable provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct, Code of Civil Procedure, and Probate Code
  • Collecting outstanding fees

This program is appropriate for all levels.

MARK A. SCHMUCK

MARK A. SCHMUCK

MARK A. SCHMUCK is an attorney with Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, San Jose. Mr. Schmuck focuses his practice on probate and trust litigation, including will and trust contests, fiduciary accounting and surcharge actions, trust litigation, contested and non-contested conservatorship appointments, elder abuse litigation, and probate and trust-related civil litigation, including disputed property claims, as well as related appeals. Mr. Schmuck has participated in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and early neutral evaluation. Mr. Schmuck has been listed as one of Northern California Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars from 2009 through 2012. He received his J.D., from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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