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A Primer on Engagement Agreements 2019

Product ID: CA2944R6
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Get it in writing

Verbal contracts are difficult to enforce. That’s why written letters of engagement should be standard procedure for all types of representation. Engagement agreements help set expectations between you and your client by clearly laying out what will be included in your services—and at what cost.

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1.5 CLE, 1.5 EPR

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Tuesday, March 24, 202012:00 PM - 1:15 PM CT

Add to Calendar 3/24/2020 12:00:00 PM 3/24/2020 1:15:00 PM America/Chicago A Primer on Engagement Agreements 2019

Get it in writing

Verbal contracts are difficult to enforce. That’s why written letters of engagement should be standard procedure for all types of representation. Engagement agreements help set expectations between you and your client by clearly laying out what will be included in your services—and at what cost.

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Get it in writing

Verbal contracts are difficult to enforce. That’s why written letters of engagement should be standard procedure for all types of representation. Engagement agreements help set expectations between you and your client by clearly laying out what will be included in your services—and at what cost.

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Dean R. Dietrich is a shareholder in the Law Firm of Dietrich VanderWaal, S.C. He has represented attorneys in matters before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of Lawyer Regulation and has consulted with numerous law firms and lawyers regarding compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. He serves as Chair of the State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics in addition to past service on the Committee appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review changes to Supreme Court Rules Chapter 20. Mr. Dietrich is a graduate of Marquette University Law School.

Timothy J. Pierce has been Ethics Counsel for the State Bar of Wisconsin since 2004. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Pierce was previously a Deputy Director at the Office of Lawyer Regulation. He has also been employed as the Ethics Administrator for Milbank, Hadley, Tweed & McCloy, in New York, and as an Assistant State Public Defender in Racine. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is a frequent speaker on matters of professional ethics and teaches Professional Responsibility at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

  • Learn what to include in an engagement letter
  • Understand how to discuss fee structure
  • All lawyers
  • Paralegals
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