Category Archives: Lawyer fee agreements

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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New York lawyer suspended for, inter alia, agreeing to assist a client in a malpractice claim against his own law firm

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent New York disciplinary opinion which imposed a one (1) year suspension on a lawyer who, along with other misconduct, entered into an agreement with a client … 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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Bar Ethics Committee will decide whether to modify or withdraw Ethics Op. 87-4 which allows lawyers to offer 2 contracts to PI clients

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Notice in the April 30, 2013 issue of The Florida Bar News advising that the Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee (PEC) will consider whether to modify or … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court amends Massachusetts Bar Rules to require most fee arrangements to be in writing effective January 1, 2013

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Order issued by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court which will amend the Massachusetts Bar Rules to require most fee arrangements to be in writing effective January … Continue reading

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