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How to Lose Your Legal Fee, Part 3: Fee Disputes with Clients in Federal Court

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By Ronald C. Minkoff More than a year ago, we embarked on a three-part series on “How to Lose Your Legal Fees.” Part 1, in our February 2016 edition, examined excessive fees, and Part 2, in our July 2016 edition, focused on legal fee forfeiture. In this issue, we move to Part 3, concerning how [&hellip...

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Practical Ethics Considerations for Lawyers Hired to Fix or Mitigate Another Lawyer’s Legal Malpractice

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By Daniel L. Abrams When a client suffers a loss due to legal malpractice, the client will often fire the negligent lawyer and hire another one. This article will refer to such lawyers as “mitigation counsel” — lawyers hired to fix a legal problem which...

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Recent N.Y. Ethics Opinions: March/April 2017

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By Tyler Maulsby, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Here are summaries of ethics opinions issued November 2016. The opinions were issued by the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics. NYLER will continue to provide updates on new ethics opinions...