Ethical Issues to Avoid
Recording Date: November 18, 2010
Self Study/Alternate Format CLE: Self-study credit may be available in your state(s) of license for watching a video or listening to an audio recording. Refer to your state bar’s MCLE guidelines for the number of reportable credits permissible via these formats.
Agenda and Speakers
Alternative Legal Fee Programs: Is the Billable Hour in Jeopardy?
• How outside counsel’s legal fees and costs impact in-house counsel, insurers and risk managers
• Why will alternative fees work now vs. five years ago?
• Ethical intersection-how to make alternative fee arrangements ethical & complying with Model Rule 1.5
– Billing issues & E-Billing
• Advertising and ethical issues: Understanding Model Rule 7.2 and how to advertise alternative fee arrangements ethically
• Complying with Model Rule 1.1-1.4
• Alternative legal fee structures to consider: the pros and cons for counsel and client
– Flat fee, performance-based arrangements, etc.
• The organizations that will benefit from them
John O’Meara, Esq., Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Amirata, Esq., Vice President of Claims, AXA Insurance Company, New York
Jameson B. Carroll, Esq., King & Spalding, Atlanta
Edward Grady, Senior Claims Examiner, AXA Insurance Company, New York
Anne-Marie Shelley, Esq., General Counsel, ACCRETIVE, LLC, New York