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Ethics of Co-Counsel & Referral Relationships (teleseminar)
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This program will provide you with a framework for understanding the ethical issues surrounding co-counsel and referral relationships and the personal liability that may arise from them.

2/19/2018
When: 02/19/2018
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781


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An 800 number connects you to nationally recognized practice leaders who will speak on important issues and emerging trends in the law. You can also pose your own questions to the speakers. Written materials and other details are emailed in advance to pre-registrants.

 
ETHICS OF CO-COUNSEL & REFERRAL RELATIONSHIPS, 1 CLE hour, including 1 Ethics hour
 

Co-counsel and referral relationships are common in law practice.  Lawyers associate with other lawyers on cases to gain specialized knowledge required for competent representation in a case or jointly represent clients with the same interests.  Litigation counsel may seek “local counsel” on a case in another jurisdiction.  Also, lawyers refer out business for a variety of reasons, including overflow work or work outside of a lawyer’s core competencies – e.g., when a business lawyer refers the tax aspect of a matter.  These any many other co-counsel and referral relationships, however, raise substantial ethical and malpractice issues.  This program will provide you with a framework for understanding the ethical issues surrounding co-counsel and referral relationships and the personal liability that may arise from them.

Duty to supervise counsel to whom you have referred work 
Ethical issues in fee splitting in co-counsel or referral relationships 
Ethical issues of associating with other lawyers or firms to gain competence in specific areas
Liability to co-counsel for breaches of fiduciary duty or malpractice 
Liability for errors of co-counsel
Duty to inform of malpractice by co-counsel 

Speakers:
Brian S. Faughnan is special counsel in the Memphis office of Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, where he represents clients in a wide variety of matters at the trial level and on appeal.  He counsels lawyers and law firms on a wide variety of issues surrounding legal ethics and professional responsibility. He is the chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, a reporter for the committee’s rules revision project, a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and a member of the Media Law Resource Center’s Ethics Committee. Mr. Faughnan received his B.A. from Rhodes College and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Memphis School of Law.


Matthew Corbin is Senior Vice President and Executive Director in the Professional Services Group of AON Risk Services, where he consults with the company’s law firm clients on professional responsibility and liability issues.  Before joining AON, he was a partner with Lathrop & Gage, LLP, where he was a trial and appellate lawyer handling professional liability, commercial, business tort, employment, construction, insurance, and regulatory matters. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Mary Briscoe of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  Mr. Corbin earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.


*(Teleseminar courses qualify for self-study credit only)  

 

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