Law Practice Management and Technology

The Bottom Line Volume 34, No. 5, December 2013

MCLE Self-Study Article Recurring Ethical Issues Relating To Fees and Fee Agreement

By Gideon Grunfeld, Esq.
President, Rainmaking for Lawyers

Complying with the ethical rules regarding fees and fee agreements is a matter of knowing the rules, following them precisely, and exercising sound judgment.

There are a handful of recurring situations that require using good judgment and can do serious harm to a lawyer’s career, cash flow, and reputation. This article describes four of these situations, focusing on those with which lawyers might be less familiar because they arise in the context of disciplinary proceedings and fee disputes.

Recurring Situation: When Clients Seek a Complete or Partial Refund

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