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Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

Co-counsel and referral relationships are common in law practice.

Lawyers associate with other lawyers on cases to gain specialized knowledge required for competent representation in a case. Litigation counsel may seek “local counsel” on a case in another jurisdiction.

Lawyers also refer out business for a variety of reasons, including overflow work or work outside of a lawyer’s core competencies. These any many other co-counsel and referral relationships, however, raise substantial ethical and malpractice issues.

This program provides a framework for understanding the ethical issues surrounding co-counsel and referral relationships and the personal liability that may arise from them.

  • Duty to supervise counsel to whom you have referred work
  • Ethical issues in fee splitting in co-counsel or referral relationships
  • Ethical issues of associating with other lawyers or firms to gain competence in specific areas
  • 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

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Product Information
Date Presented:
June 18, 2019 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Ethics of Co-Counsel and Referral Relationships | Phone/Audio Streaming

All Attendees: $80

Early discount and CLE Premier Pass rates are not available for this program. 

Speaker Information
Brian S Faughnan   [ view bio ]
William Freivogel   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
CLE Premier Pass