May 06, 2020 Scruples

Client Fees from Crowdfunding

If there is a significant risk the lawyer’s personal interest or obligations to the payers may materially limit the lawyer’s representation of the client, then the lawyer needs to get the client’s consent confirmed in writing.

Michael Downey

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“OK, this is not one I expected,” Paradox said.

“What is it?” Ethox asked.

“We have been approached to represent a client in a public interest lawsuit,” Paradox said. “The prospective client asked if they could crowd-fund to raise money for legal fees,” Paradox said. “Are there any ethics restrictions for crowdfunding payments for legal fees?”

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