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  • December 19
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

How to Assure You Get Paid: The Process That Works

December 19

Strategies to ensure law professionals are paid fairly and on time.

Nearly all private practice attorneys work for a fee. Whether that fee is hourly, contingent, or flat, nearly all attorneys require payment for their services to survive. Yet, very few attorneys can claim a 100% realization rate on their fees charged (a fancy term for defining what percentage of your billed work is ultimately paid). Whether it was a failure to observe red flags with the client during intake, or failure to properly monitor the accounts receivable during the representation, many holes exist that, if plugged, would increase an attorney’s realization rate. This topic will assist in identifying these issues and provide recommendations on how to remedying them. In addition, this information will identify some ethical issues that can arise relating to fee agreements. The material will conclude with a description of the process to undertake if a client fails to make their agreed upon payment for legal services.

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Agenda

Overview
Client Intake
  • Engagement Letter
  • Budget
  • Retainer or Advanced Fee Deposit
Ethical Concerns With Fee Agreements
Communication With the Client
  • Timely Billing
  • Timely Follow-up on Receivables
Internal Safeguards for Monitoring Receivables
  • Policies
  • Automated Alerts
Enforcement
  • Withdrawal as Counsel
  • Collections Efforts
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  • AK CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.25
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.0 hours of continuing legal education, including 0.25 hours of ethics credit for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.0 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.25
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0.25 hours of professional responsibility.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.25
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 0.25 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • CO CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for a maximum of 1.0 hours of CLE including 0.3 ethics credit(s).. Subject to approval.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.25
     
  • How to Assure You Get Paid: The Process That Works is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.0 hours of credit, including 0.25 hour of ethics credit toward the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.0 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • IN CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.0 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • KS CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • LA CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Louisiana State Bar MCLE Committee for 1.0 CLE hours. Approval pending.
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.0 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MN CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the Missouri Bar for 1.2 hours of CLE.
     
  • MS CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.0 credit hours.
     
  • MT CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.25
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Board of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.0 CLE credits, which includes 0.25 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NC CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • ND CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.25
     
  • This program has been reviewed by the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education and approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, including 0.25 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NE CLE 1.0 including Professional Responsibility 0.25
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is an accredited CLE sponsor in the State of Nebraska and certifies that this activity has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit in the State of Nebraska, including 0.25 hours of professional responsibility credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.0
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 60 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit, including 0.2 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OH CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours. Approval pending.
     
  • OK CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0
     
  • This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Oklahoma for a maximum of 1.0 hours credit, of which 0.00 hours are credits covering legal ethics.
     
  • OR CLE 1.0 including practical skills 1
     
  • Approved for 1.0 CLE credits in Oregon, including practical skills for 1.00 hour.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • TX MCLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.25
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours, of which 0.25 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 0.25 hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • VA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.25
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, including 0.25 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.25
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of credit, including 0.25 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.0 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2 including Ethics 0.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.2 MCLE hours, including 0.3 hours of ethics credit.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is primarily designed for attorneys. Other legal staff may also benefit from attending.

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Why Lorman?

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Faculty

Jefferson Hayden

Jefferson Hayden

Gammage & Burnham, PLC

  • Partner in the office of Gammage & Burnham, PLC
  • Practice emphasis in litigation, with a focus in collections, real estate, commercial, health care, and ethics
  • J.D. degree, Washington University in St. Louis; B.S. degree in operations research and industrial engineering, Cornell University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 602-256-4406
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Product ID: 406760
Published 2019
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