Tag Archives: Florida Ethics Opinions fee retainers and nonrefundable fees

Dodd-Frank unlimited lawyer IOTA funds FDIC deposit insurance provision apparently was not renewed by Congress and expired on 12/31/12 and only trust funds up to $250,000.00 per client ledger will be insured

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog to advise everyone of the apparent expiration on December 31, 2012 of the Dodd-Frank Deposit FDIC Insurance provision which provided for the unlimited deposit insurance coverage for Interest on Lawyer Trust … Continue reading

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Florida Bar’s Board of Governors approves Advisory Opinions related to waivers of ineffective assistance and prosecutorial misconduct and permitting lawyers to authorize non-lawyers to use E-Portal credentials

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog Update which will discuss the approval of Ethics Opinions 12-1 and 12-2 by the Florida Bar Board of Governors of The Florida Bar at its meeting on December 7, 2012.  Advisory … Continue reading

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Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 93-3 states that fees designated as “non-refundable” may be excessive and prohibited under certain circumstances

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 93-2, which discusses, inter alia, the propriety and effect of the designation of a fee as “non-refundable”.  As I reported in a recent Ethics Alert, … Continue reading

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