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    Ethical Issues in Setting Engagement Terms

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    As a general rule, lawyers are prohibited by state ethics rules from prospectively limiting their liability to clients for professional errors and omissions, either through terms in an engagement letter or the use of a limited liability entity structure. These rules raise a number of considerations that are often not focused on until problems arise with an engagement. With the general rule prohibiting liability limitations as context, this panel will consider a number of ethical issues relating to engagement letters, including limitations on the scope of an engagement and the use of arbitration clauses. The panel will also discuss whether and to what extent the prohibition on liability limitations applies to persons beyond the lawyer engaged directly by the client as, for example, in the context of Kovel arrangements.

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    Chad Nardiello, Nardiello Law Firm PLC, Century City, CA

    Professor Linda Galler, Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY

    Fred Murray, Grant Thornton, Washington, DC

    Christopher S. Rizek, Caplin & Drysdale, Washington, DC

    PLEASE NOTE: To receive CLE credit, each individual attendee must be logged into the webinar interface for the ENTIRE program (including the Q&A). Partial credit is not available for this program. Please see the CLE Informaton page for more details.

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    Law Student registrants, who are current nonmembers, will also receive complimentary membership to the ABA and the Section of Taxation.

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    Ethical Issues in Setting Engagement Terms

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    Apr 27, 2016

    2016-04-27T13:00:00 2016-04-27T14:35:00 Ethical Issues in Setting Engagement Terms

    As a general rule, lawyers are prohibited by state ethics rules from prospectively limiting their liability to clients for professional errors and omissions, either through terms in an engagement letter or the use of a limited liability entity structure. These rules raise a number of considerations that are often not focused on until problems arise with an engagement. With the general rule prohibiting liability limitations as context, this panel will consider a number of ethical issues relating to engagement letters, including limitations on the scope of an engagement and the use of arbitration clauses. The panel will also discuss whether and to what extent the prohibition on liability limitations applies to persons beyond the lawyer engaged directly by the client as, for example, in the context of Kovel arrangements.

    Featured Speakers

    Chad Nardiello, Nardiello Law Firm PLC, Century City, CA

    Professor Linda Galler, Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY

    Fred Murray, Grant Thornton, Washington, DC

    Christopher S. Rizek, Caplin & Drysdale, Washington, DC

    PLEASE NOTE: To receive CLE credit, each individual attendee must be logged into the webinar interface for the ENTIRE program (including the Q&A). Partial credit is not available for this program. Please see the CLE Informaton page for more details.

    Registration Fees
    FEES*
    $75 for Section of Taxation Members
    $150 All other ABA Members
    $125 Young Lawyers
    $125 Government / Academic / Non-Profit
    $195 All other registrants
    FREE Full-time J.D., LL.M., or M.T. Candidates (No CLE Credit/Webcast Only)
    FREE Press
    *Fee includes an mp3 audio recording that is available within one week following the program date.
    Discounts Available for Group Registrations: Please e-mail Thomas Blandi (thomas.blandi@americanbar.org) for more information.
    Law Student registrants, who are current nonmembers, will also receive complimentary membership to the ABA and the Section of Taxation.

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