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Ethics rules are more than mere strictures attorneys must observe. They also provide principles for successful and positive relationship with clients. Even if the client’s goal isn’t fully satisfied – prevailing in litigation, closing a transaction, or something else – the relationship can still be positive. What the rules require and what clients want are often the same: Open and regular communication the status of work; a clear setting of expectations about billing; honesty about the challenges of particular matter; and a clear division of decision-making authority.Counseling about matters they may not fully understand is essential to a successful relationship. This program will discuss how ethics rules provide principles and a foundation for successful and positive attorney-client relationships.
Handout Materials will be emailed to you prior to the seminar
1.0 MCLE Credit Hour, including 1 ethics hour
Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods, LLP – McLean, Virginia
Elizabeth Treubert Simon, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP – Washington, DC