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Drafting Ethical & Professional Engagement Letters in New York


Created on October 29, 2020





The importance of an engagement letter cannot be overlooked. Engagement letters define the legal relationship between a firm and its clients and outline the scope of work and the agreement with the client regarding legal fees. They are required in New York by court rule and the Rules of Professional Conduct. 

This course will address the ethical rules requiring engagement letters, the proper contents of engagement letters, and how to address potential conflicts of interest in engagement letters. 

Presented by Vincent J. Syracuse & Carl F. Regelmann, this program will benefit all attorneys and law firms that draft engagement letters.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the ethical rules requiring engagement letters
  2. Consider important topics to include in a thorough engagement letter
  3. Discuss ethical considerations when drafting engagement letters as well as best practices to avoid conflicts of interest 

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