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Ethics of Co-Counsel and Referral Relationships

June 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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
$60.00
1.0 MCLE Credit Hour, including 1 ethics hour

Schedule:

  • Duty to supervise counsel to whom you have referred work
  • Associating with other lawyers or firms to gain competence in specific areas
  • Fee splitting in co-counsel or referral relationships
  • 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

Speakers:

Brian S. Faughnan, Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, – Memphis

William Freivogel, Freivogel Ethics Consulting – Chicago