How to Set an Ethical Fee (Live Webinar)
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How to Set an Ethical Fee (Live Webinar)

Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association's Ethics & Practice Guidelines Committee

When: 10/15/2014
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Iowa R. Prof’l Conduct 32:1.5 governs legal fees. It describes the nature and type of fee and items to take into consideration when setting the fee. But is it conspicuously silent with regard to the amount of the fee. Iowa Supreme Court Atty. Disciplinary Bd. v. Laing, 832 N.W.2d 366, 2013 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 74, 2013 WL 2710906 (Iowa 2013) tells us what happens when we get it wrong. But how do we get it right? How much is too much? Is there an ethical problem when we charge too little? Do we run afoul of Rule 32:1.1 or the supervisory requirements of Rule 32:5.5?

This session will explore will explore the various types of fee arrangements such as the fixed price, general retainer and contingency contracts, how you value each service item and how to comply with Rule 32:1.5 in their use.

In putting this webinar together, Ethics Committee Chairman Nick Critelli has called upon the expertise of the committee’s newest member – past ISBA President David Beckman who is also a CPA. We’ve asked him to charge up his calculator and give us some real numbers.

Please join us for this free webinar as we believe it will be worth your time.

CLE Credit (approved)
1 hour of state CLE which includes 1 ethics hour

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