When Reporting on your SC Commission Compliance Report, please use this code:  170639ADT

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About the Teleseminar    

This program will discuss ethical issues in billing and collecting lawyers’ fees. The program will cover keeping timesheets, providing clients descriptions of work, and common misconceptions about what’s properly billable – and what’s not. The program will cover practical issues like how to handle internal conferences, advancing litigation expenses and billing for them, managing third-party payment for a client’s representation and issues related to the attorney-client privilege.  Fee sharing and new, alternative billing arrangements, such as flat fee billing, will also be covered. This program will provide you with a real world guide to a range of significant ethics issues in billing and collecting fees.  

  • Time sheets, descriptions of work, what’s billable and what’s not
  • Double billing, duplication of work, transient billers, and internal conferences
  • Fee sharing with other lawyers and new, alternative billing arrangements
  • Billing for other lawyers’ services – contract lawyers, part-time lawyers, outsourcing
  • Third-party financial responsibility for a representation – ethical and privilege issues
  • Advancing litigation expenses, extending loans, and billing for expenses
  • Collection of fees – liens, collection costs, and related self-defense issues

About the Speaker

Matthew Corbin is Senior Vice President and Executive Director in the Professional Services Group of AON Risk Services, where he consults with the company’s law firm clients on professional responsibility and liability issues.  Before joining AON, he was a partner with Lathrop & Gage, LLP, where he was a trial and appellate lawyer handling professional liability, commercial, business tort, employment, construction, insurance, and regulatory matters. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Mary Briscoe of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  Mr. Corbin earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours
This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE Credit Hour, including up to 1.0 LEPR Credit Hour, and
including up to 1.0 Estate Planning & Probate Law Specialty Credit Hour

 

(Instruction Level: Intermediate)