Solo and Small Firm
The Practitioner Summer 2016, Volume 22, Issue 3
- 7 Tips For a Successful Initial Prospective Client Interview
- Client Acquisition Strategy: I Get Referrals Because of My Socks
- How Commercial Litigation Funding Can Help Small Firms and Solo Practitioners
- Letter From the Chair
- Letter From the Editor
- MCLE Article: Selected Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation
- MCLE Article: What To Do When the State Bar Calls
- Profile of Neil Pedersen 2016 Solo and Small Firm Section Attorney of the Year Award Recipient
- Table of Contents
- Who Owns "Work Product" ̶ the Attorney or the Client?
- Ethical and Practical Implications and differences between Sports Agents and Attorneys
Ethical and Practical Implications and differences between Sports Agents and Attorneys
By Jeremy M. Evans
Jeremy M. Evans is the Managing Attorney at California Sports Lawyer, representing sports and entertainment professionals and businesses in contract drafting, negotiations, licensing, and career growth. He is the Director of the Center for Sports Law & Policy at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Evans is an award-winning attorney and community leader. He can be reached at Jeremy@CSLlegal.com or via his website: www.CSLlegal.com.
A high profile athlete may be represented by a variety of professionals, including attorneys and agents. The educational requirements, licensing requirements, and the permitted tasks for each type of professional ? specifically, an attorney versus an agent or an advisor ? are very different. If you are reading this Article, you already know what it takes to become to an attorney ? the years of schooling, having moral character, taking (and passing) the bar exam, and meeting MCLE requirements ? and you know the strict rules of professional conduct by which an attorney must abide. The purpose of this Article is twofold: (1) to show the difference between attorneys and sports agents; and (2) to explore the ethical implications of being an attorney versus being a sports agent.