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CLE Webinar: "Show Me the Ethics! The Ethical Way to Bill for Legal Services"
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CLE Webinar:

Presented by Humorist at Law Sean Carter

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Mesa CLE

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While it is important for lawyers to be compensated for our services, it is even more important for lawyers to use ethical billing and collection practices in securing such compensation. Drawing on examples provided by current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards for the worst ethical behavior, legal humorist Sean Carter** will provide a poignant reminder of how NOT to bill clients and collect fees. And in the process, he will reinforce the relevant legal ethics principles underlying such practices, such as:

  • Avoiding excessive or unreasonable fees
  • The necessity for written fee agreements
  • The proper use of retainers
  • The need to expedite matters
  • Restrictions on advertising "free consultations" and "low cost / no cost" services
  • Properly handling fee disputes and non-payment of fees

For more information about this webinar or to register, please click here.


**Sean Carter is a Harvard Law grad, who spent a decade practicing securities law before leaving the practice of law to pursue a career as the country's foremost Humorist at Law.

Since then, Mr. Carter has crisscrossed the country delivering comedic professional educational seminars for more than 350 legal organizations in three dozen states. His presentation topics run the gamut from legal ethics to stress management to diversity. Yet, all of his presentations have one thing in common -- humor and plenty of it.

In fact, in 2003, Mr. Carter was dubbed "America's Funniest Lawyer" by The Radio and Television Interview Report.

Finally, Sean lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and four sons.


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