Model Rules for Lawyers' Funds for Client Protection - Rule 19

RULE 19 COMPENSATION FOR REPRESENTING CLAIMANTS

No lawyer shall accept any payment for assisting a claimant with prosecuting a claim, unless such payment has been approved by the Board.


Comment

Proceedings to determine claims are not necessarily adversarial in nature, and Fund employees should be available to assist claimants in understanding and preparing claims forms. The Bar should be encouraged to assist claimants as a particularly appropriate form of pro bono service, and appreciation for such work ought to be expressed.


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