Are you complying with your ethical obligations when negotiating or effectuating a settlement? What do you need to tell the client? What is puffery, not misleading? What do you need to cover in your settlement and engagement agreements? Is there such a thing as an adequate or excessive settlement? This presentation will address how to protect yourself, and simultaneously advance the interests of your clients, by understanding and applying the ethical requirements governing settlement. Texas Rules of Discipline 1.01, 1.03, 4.01, and 8.04 will be discussed.
CLE: 1.5 hours CLE credit, 1.5 ethics credit.
Speakers: Jacklyn J. Ford (Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP) and Richard A. Schwartz (Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP)
No pre-registration is required. Written materials are available for up to $15. The CLE Department makes these written materials available after many of its seminars and institutes. If you would like to purchase written materials, please contact the CLE Department at (713) 759-1133 or email Ashley Gagnon Steininger. Written materials will be charged an 8.25% sales tax. Non-members may attend for a $50 fee that covers written materials.
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