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Civil Rights and Diversity: Ethics Issues (Telephone)

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Ethics of Co-Counsel and Referral Relationships (Telephone)
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When: 06/30/2014
12:00 - 1:00 PM

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #93074, 1.0 hours Ethics

First Run Broadcast: November 8, 2013
Live Replay: June 30, 2014
1:00 p.m. E.T./12:00 p.m. C.T./11:00 a.m. M.T./10:00 a.m. P.T. (60 minutes)

Co-counsel and referral relationships are common in law practice. Sometimes an attorney associates on a case with another attorney with more specialized knowledge about a certain area of law to ensure competence under the ethics rules. Litigation counsel may need “local counsel” in an out-of-market jurisdiction. Also, lawyers just refer out business for a variety of reasons, including overflow work or work outside of a lawyer’s core competence. These any many other co-counsel and referral relationships, however, raise a host of ethical and malpractice issues. This program will provide you with a framework for understanding the ethical traps surrounding all co-counsel and referral relationships and the personal liability that may arise from them.

• Ethical issues of associating with other lawyers or firms to gain competence
• Duty to supervise counsel to whom you referred work
• Liability to co-counsel for breaches of fiduciary duty or malpractice
• Liability for errors of co-counsel
• Duty to inform of malpractice by co-counsel
• Ethical issues in fee splitting in co-counsel or referral relationships

Matthew Corbin is Vice President and 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. Mr. Corbin earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Brian S. Faughnan is special counsel in the Memphis office of Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, where he represents clients in a wide variety of matters at the trial level and on appeal.  Mr. Faughnan received his B.A. from Rhodes College and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Memphis School of Law.

To Register:  Cost $89.00

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If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:

Kathryn Bellman, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131;

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098