Category Archives: Florida Bar Rules contingent fee agreements

Florida Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee concludes that a lawyer can forgive advanced costs after a negligence case is resolved

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the Bar Professional Ethics Committee’s (PEC) Proposed Advisory Opinion 16-1, which concludes that a lawyer can forgive advanced costs at the conclusion of a negligence case when the … Continue reading

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Can a referring lawyer be held liable for the referral lawyer’s malpractice?

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss whether a lawyer could be potentially liable for another lawyer’s legal malpractice (and potential Bar rule violations) by making a referral.  The short answer is yes.  Of course, … Continue reading

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The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors gives final approval to Bar Rule 4-1.5(f) amendment related to resolution of extraordinary liens in contingency matters

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent approval by The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors (BOG) of an amendment to Florida Bar Rule 4-1.5(f) related to extraordinary liens in contingency matters.  I previously blogged … Continue reading

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The Florida Bar’s Rules Committee will propose additional changes to Bar Rules related to resolution of extraordinary liens in contingency matters

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent activity of The Florida Bar and the Board of Governors (BOG) related to the requirement that lawyers be required to resolve outstanding liens as part of the … Continue reading

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