'Legal Fee Agreements' focus of webcast

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education will present the webcast “Legal Fee Agreements: Top 10 Mistakes and How to Fix Them” on Thursday, March 30, from noon to 1 p.m.

An attorney’s fee agreements and engagement letters are designed to establish a “meeting of the minds” between the lawyer and client—on both the scope of the work to be performed and the ground rules each party will follow.

This one-hour webcast explores the top ten commonly made mistakes on fee agreements and engagement letters, and provides clear instructions on how to fix them. It will also review the clauses that should be in every fee agreement versus those that are used more selectively.

Webcast attendees will learn:

• What to do with old templates with clauses you don’t remember the purpose of.

• When editing a contract piecemeal can be dangerous, and how to clean it up.

• How to not just have an ethical, ironclad contract, but also attract clients and engage them in the legal process.

• What clauses should be in every agreement and how to write them well.

• How MRPC 1.4 (communication), 1.5 (fees), and 1.6 (confidentiality) apply to these agreements.

Questions submitted during the program will be answered live by the faculty. All registrants will receive a set of downloadable course materials to accompany the program.

This program from ALI CLE will benefit all attorneys responsible for drafting engagement letters and/or fee agreements for their practice.

Cost for the webcast is $199. To register, visit www.ali-cle.org.