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Webinar: The Ethics of Fee Agreements and Billing

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October 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE; 1 Legal Ethics

The program will discuss ethical and practice issues relating to fee agreements, including when written fee agreements are required and/or advisable, and what should be included in fee agreements.  It also will discuss ethical and practical issues with billing time and sending out bills, including how to handle fee requests from the court and fee collection efforts.

Non-Member Price – $75.00
Member Price – $55.00

Scott Garner is a partner at Umberg Zipser LLP in Irvine, California. He practices in the area of complex business litigation, with a focus on lawyer liability matters and legal ethics counseling, including in the area of estate planning. He currently is the co-chair of the Orange County Bar Association Professionalism and Ethics Committee, a current and inaugural member of the California Lawyers Association Ethics Committee, and is a former chair of the California State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct. Scott was the President of the Orange County Bar Association in 2020 and is a former President of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He has testified as an expert on ethics and standard of care. He speaks and writes frequently on legal ethics issues.

Todd Smith‘s practice is complex business litigation, with focus on lawyer liability actions, ethics counseling, and State Bar defense. Current member of CLA Ethics Committee.Former Chair of California State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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