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This program will address ethical, malpractice, and risk management issues that can arise when lawyers enter into various business relationships with other lawyers. Topics presented will include co-counsel and of counsel relationships, the use of contract attorneys, office sharing concerns, and things to think about when buying a law practice.
Program Table of Contents:
- Co-Counsel Relationship Hazards
- The Decision to Hire Contract Attorneys Should Never Be Just About the Money
- When Sharing Office Space, Make Sure You Have Your Ducks in a Row
- A Special Concern - Indemnity Provisions
- Counsel for Those Considering Entering into Of Counsel Relationships
- Buying a Law Practice
A Sampling of Attendee Takeaways:
- Identification of the risks associated with sharing office space with another law firm coupled with practical steps that can be taken to avoid the potential problems.
- An understanding of what the term “of counsel” does and doesn’t mean.
- An awareness of why indemnification provisions can create a significant insurance coverage gap.
- Knowledge of how to avoid common problems that so easily arise in co-counsel relationships.