Attorney-Client Fee Disputes and Ethical Use of Arbitration Clauses in Fee Contracts

Legal Area:        Ethics Professional Responsibility Malpractice Liability Mediation ADR     nbsp;
Session END DATE:        12/31/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.00
Ethics Hrs Included:        1.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Information:        ONLY $10

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

Houston Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee Co-Chairs Rafael Boza, Alicia Castro, and Charles Jeremiah provide pertinent information on the ethical use of arbitration clauses in attorneys’ engagement letters, the pros and cons of such clauses, how to effectively include such clauses in engagement agreements, and how to best utilize the HBA Fee Dispute process. This CLE program will cover the topics of fee disputes and the use of arbitration clauses in attorney-client engagement agreements, both of which relate to ethics and the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on February 11, 2022.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Pros and Cons of Arbitration

  • How to Include the Arbitration Clause in Your Engagement Agreements

  • Key Points of Good Clauses and Defective Clauses

  • The Life Cycle of a Fee Dispute

  • Enforcement of the Award

  • Applicable Rules & Limited Appeal Process

  • Speakers:

    Rafael Boza, Special Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.  More information may be found on his firm's website.

    Alicia Castro, Partner, Locke Lord LLP.  More information may be found on her firm's website.

    Charles T. "Chuck" Jeremiah, Principal, Jackson Lewis PC.  More information may be found on his firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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