4/2 - Transition to Practice: Engaging Your Clients (Indianapolis)

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Tuesday  April 2, 2013 

This session will inform you of the reasons you need to have an engagement letter and advise you of best practices regarding when and how to execute the letter and what to include in it. Presenters will identify aspects of the engagement letter that address the duties, such as competence and loyalty, that a lawyer owes a client under the Rules of Professional Conduct, and ways those duties can also be addressed in the letter.

The Transition to Practice Series is designed to provide practical no-nonsense guidance for law students and new attorneys on how to practice law. Experienced practitioners will lead these presentations on essentials every new lawyer needs to know.

Speakers:
  - James W. Riley Jr., Indianapolis
  - Stephanie Chaudhary, Indianapolis

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Time (local time): 12:45 - 1:45 pm

Credit: 1.0 CLE/Ethics Hours

Cost:
$10 Attorneys in practice less than 3 years
$20 Attorneys in practice more than 3 years

Location: IU McKinney School of Law
Room 245, 530 W. New York St., Indianapolis 46202

Provider: Indiana State Bar Assocation (ISBA)

Contact Information:
Indiana State Bar Association
(317) 639-5465 or Toll Free (800)-266-2581
sallen@inbar.org
www.inbar.org, click under events for registration and additional information
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