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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. Litigation counsel may seek local counsel on a case in another jurisdiction. Lawyers also refer out business for a variety of reasons, including overflow work or the work is outside of a lawyer’s core competencies. 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.
Handout Materials will be emailed to you prior to the seminar
1.0 MCLE Credit Hour, including 1 ethics hour
Brian S. Faughnan, Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, – Memphis
William Freivogel, Freivogel Ethics Consulting – Chicago