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New attorney toolkit offers sample documents for improved attorney-client relationships

Thursday, November 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Zach Zuber
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The ISBA’s professional liability insurance carrier recently published a lawyer’s toolkit that provides numerous sample forms to enhance the attorney-client relationship.

Entitled “Lawyers’ Toolkit 4.0: A Guide to Managing the Attorney-Client Relationship,” the CNA-produced document contains sample engagement agreements for contingent, hourly and flat fee arrangements; additional engagement letter clauses addressing such things as late payment and failure-to-pay scenarios; non-engagement/declination letters; and sample termination/withdrawal letters.

The toolkit was assembled “to assist attorneys in creating documents that will enable them to better manage their interactions with potential and actual clients,” according to the toolkit introduction. “Documentation of the scope of the representation and the mutual responsibilities of the attorneys and their clients can often be a deciding factor in determining the responsibilities of both parties,” it stated.

From the Iowa Lawyer Weekly