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NALFA Hosts Successful Program on Attorney Fees & Ethics

September 24, 2015 | Posted in : Billing Practices, Challenging Fees, Contingency Fees / POF, Coverage of Fees / Duty to Defend, Defense Fees / Costs, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Expenses / Costs, Fee Agreements, Fee Allocation / Splitting, Fee Award, Fee Award Factors, Fee Calculation Method, Fee Clause, Fee Dispute, Fee Dispute Litigation / ADR, Fee Doctrine / Theory, Fee Jurisprudence, Fee Reduction / Fee Denial, Fee Request, Fee Shifting, Hourly Rates / Hourly Billing, Lawyering, Legal Bills / Legal Costs, NALFA News, Prevailing Party Issues, Quantum Meruit, Scholarship on Fees, Unpaid Fees

Today, NALFA hosted its fourth professional development and CLE program on attorney fee and legal billing matters of the year.  The 90-minute program, “Attorney Fees & Ethics: It Pays To Be Reasonable,” featured a panel of nationally prominent experts on legal ethics and professional responsibility including Carole J. Buckner, Principal of Buckner Law Corp. in Irvine CA, Jan L. Jacobowitz, Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, FL and Ronald C. Minkoff, Shareholder and Director at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz in New York, NY.

This program was approved for 1.50 legal ethics credit hours in the key states of California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.  Some of the comments from the program include:

“Excellent exchange between the panelists”

“Pleased they covered so much ground on these ethical matters”

“Very informative discussion”

“Excellent practical advice on the rules governing attorney fees”