Webinar: “Ethical Issues Arising from Lateral Hires, Partner Withdrawals, and Law Firm Dissolutions” Hosted by the Clear Law Institute

June 14, 2017

On June 19, 2017, at 1:00pm EST, HWG’s Tom Mason and Amy Richardson will host a CLE webinar entitled, “Ethical Issues Arising from Lateral Hires, Partner Withdrawals, and Law Firm Dissolutions” hosted by the Clear Law Institute.  The course will focus on ethical issues related to lateral hires, partner withdrawals and law firm dissolutions, and will cover topics such as:

  • Ethical issues around lateral hires
    • Considerations during the recruitment process
    • Conflict checking and confidentiality
    • Lateral screening
    • Changes to fee agreements
    • Issues related to hiring groups
    • Rules relating to hiring laterals from government
  • Issues related to partner withdrawals
    • Client contacts by the departing partner
    • Handling client files
    • Internal recruitment
    • Restrictions on competition
    • Pre-departure notice provisions
  • Issues related to law firm dissolution
    • Obligation of lawyers in a dissolving firm to continue to represent clients
    • Providing notice of dissolution to clients and third parties
    • Providing clients with their files and any unearned funds
    • Modifying the firm’s website in light of the dissolution

To register for the course and receive a 35% discount, click here and use the promo code: TAMU35.

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