9/26 - What You Need to Know About Lawyers & Trust Accounts (Indianapolis)

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Thursday  September 26, 2013 

Speaker: Seth Pruden, Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission
Program description: A discussion of ethical considerations regarding attorney fees and trust accounts. This program will address the reasonableness of attorney fees, the nonrefundability of attorney fees and the problematic ethical concerns that apply to negotiating attorney fees. Also included will be a discussion of the fiduciary responsibility attorneys have when holding client funds, including maintaining separate accounts, IOLTA and recordkeeping.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time (local time): 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Credit: 1.0 CLE / Ethics

Cost:
Free for ISBA Members
$45 Non-ISBA members

Available live and as a webinar. (No difference in cost for live vs. webinar.)

Location: Regions Bank Conference Center
One Indiana Square, 5th Floor, Indianapolis 46204

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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