A Guide to Ethical Billing Practices and Retainer Agreements

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About This Course

Retainer agreements and billing systems have evolved. And courts and disciplinary committees have taken notice. Today, Judges are more inclined to write down legal fees, and disciplinary authorities are questioning lawyers whose agreements and bills violate the rules. A sound retainer agreement and clear bills can contribute to a healthy client relationship. How to tighten up your retainers and bills to ensure smooth payment and keep client relationships in tact? Join Frankfurt Kurnit ethics attorney Nicole Hyland as she leads a frank discussion of the trouble spots, the rules, and strategies for getting paid.

Topics include:

  • The rules governing retainer agreements and billing
  • Tips for creating clear, enforceable retainer agreements
  • Factors to consider when rendering your bill
  • Examples of excessive or unreasonable billing
  • Getting paid after being discharged
  • Communication tips
  • And more
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