Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Register
Sign In
Sign In securely
Calendar

6/22/2017
Lawyer Ethics & Credit Cards (Telephone)

6/23/2017
Clear and Effective Communications With Clients, Colleagues and Staff (Webinar)

6/23/2017
Decanting and Otherwise Fixing Broken Trusts (Telephone)

6/24/2017
The 2017 Ethy Awards (Webinar)

Lawyer Ethics & Credit Cards (Telephone)
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
 

Use of credit cards for virtually every expense, large and small, has become commonplace, to the point where many lawyers now accept credit cards from clients. Credit cards may be used for fees, expenses, retainers or for other purposes. This concession to the larger reality of the market, however, raises many ethical questions.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/22/2017
When: Thursday, June 22, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

« Go to Upcoming Event List  

MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #139520. 1.0 hours Ethics (Distance Learning)
***Because these seminars are provided through a third party, NSBA dues-paying members are NOT ABLE to use their "2 free ethics credits" member benefit for these seminars.***

Use of credit cards for virtually every expense, large and small, has become commonplace, to the point where many lawyers now accept credit cards from clients.  Credit cards may be used for fees, expenses, retainers or for other purposes.  This concession to the larger reality of the market, however, raises many ethical questions.  Can lawyers pass on credit card processing fees (which can be substantial on larger invoices) to clients?  What happens if a client’s credit card company charges back fees?  How does a lawyer maintain confidentiality when he or she has a dispute with a credit card company – or the client has a dispute with the credit card company?  These and many issues arise when lawyers accept credit cards from clients. This program will provide you with a guide to ethical issues when credit cards are accepted and used in law practice. 

  • Ethical issues when clients use credit cards to pay attorneys’ fees, costs, and retainers
  • Passing on credit card processing fees to clients – and related Truth-in-Lending issues and tax penalties
  • Ethical issues when credit card companies chargeback funds paid to a lawyer or from a trust account
  • Confidentiality when a client has a dispute with his credit card company – duties to client v. contract with credit card company
  • Use of credit cards to fund a retainer and related trust fund accounting issues – trust funds v. operating funds
  • Creditor claims against trust fund accounts
  • Leftover client funds and proper trust fund accounting

Thomas E. Spahn is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, LLP, where he has a substantial practice advising clients on properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections.  For more than 30 years he has lectured extensively on legal ethics and professionalism and has written “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner’s Guide,” a 750 page treatise published by the Virginia Law Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has served as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and as a member of the Virginia State Bar's Legal Ethics Committee.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.


To Register:Cost $89.00

http://ne.webcredenza.com/catalog.aspx?browse=ViewProg&catid=22900

  • Click on above link
  • Click “Login to add to cart” button at the bottom of the program page
  • This will take you to the log in page, FIRST time users will need to create a user name and password that is separate and distinct from any information you may have used for the Nebraska State Bar website
  • Please be sure to use the attorney name and contact information of the person who is to receive the CLE credit
  • Once completed click “Update & Proceed to Payment”
  • The final step is to click “Submit Payment”
  • At this point you will receive an email confirmation of the purchase
  • The day before the Program you will receive the dial in information and program materials
  • We will submit the program participation information to the Nebraska State Bar Association within 48 hours of the program completion

If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Sara Weber, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; sweber@nebar.com

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098