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Webinar - Litigation Funding: Ethical Responsibilities

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Two locations to choose from

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As a benefit to ALA South Florida Chapter members, we invite you to attend this webinar at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Coral Gables and Greenberg Traurig in downtown Miami. There is NO fee for South Florida Chapter members.   Please register on the website for any webinar you wish to attend.

Litigation funding is becoming more common these days. Most legal consumers cannot afford the attorney's standard rate or the costs of preparing a lawsuit for trial. When a third party agrees to pay a client's legal fees or costs, tensions can arise between the lawyer's duty to the client and the third-party payer's expectations. Join this webinar to address some of the ethical questions that can arise in non-insurance, third-party payer situations. Provide practical guidance to the attorney confronted with such a situation and to suggest how the attorney can comply with his or her ethical responsibilities.  

 Objectives 

  • Describe the history of litigation funding
  • Identify the rules of professional conduct that may be implicated including 1.8(f), 1.7, 5.4(c)
  • Determine the ethical concerns an attorney must evaluate when advising a client about a litigation funding transaction  

 CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/Business Management (LI) 

CLM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/Business Management (LI) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application

Chris Little, JD, is a 25 year lawyer with Montgomery Little & Soran, P.C. celebrating its 50th year of practice. Little routinely lectures and publishes in the area of lawyer-s professional liability. Among numerous bar duties, he has served on the ABA LPL committee, the Colorado Bar Association's LPL committee and the DRI professional liability committee. He is a former president of the Colorado Defense Lawyer's Association, the Denver Bar Association and has served as a member in the ABA House of Delegates.

This webinar is being hosted by:

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
9th Floor
Miami, Florida 33134
Telephone: (305) 372-1800

and

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
Miami, Florida 33131
Telephone: (305) 579-0765 

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