The Bar Association of San Francisco presents
Common Provisions in Attorney Fee Agreements
Permitted or Problematic? (Rebroadcast)
||Friday, December 8, 2023
||9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
||10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
||1 Hour of Legal Ethics
Including improper provisions in attorney-client fee agreements (aka engagement
letters) can have dire consequences, ranging from attorney discipline to
disqualification to unenforceable terms and loss of fees. While the State Bar
website contains sample fee agreement provisions that are generally permissible
depending on the circumstances, every lawyer must take care before including
other provisions that are, or may be, inconsistent with the California Rules of
Professional Conduct. Join members of BASF’s Legal Ethics Committee for a
review of some commonly misunderstood or misused clauses that can lead to
State Bar Advisory Fee Agreement Forms – To Be Used With a Caveat
- Business and Professions Code Sections 6147-6148
- Limitations on Client Authority Over Objectives and Settlement
- Provisions Regarding Fees, Including Referring to Fees as
- Provisions Regarding Withdrawal
- Provisions Regarding Client Files and Other Client Property
- Other Problematic Terms
Event Code: G231631R
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