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The Missouri Bar 2012 Solo and Small Firm Conference

Ethics/Practice Management Program

Friday, June 8th * 2:10 - 3:20 p.m. * Location: Exhibit Hall Meeting Room B

Trouble Ahead: Consequences of the Failure to Supervise Staff, Associates, Contract Attorneys, and Referral Attorneys

Speakers: Maurice Graham, Alan Pratzel and Chris Stiegemeyer 

Moderator: Ed Rolwes

The speakers will discuss potential ethical and personal liability issues, continually present in the failure of a lawyer to properly supervise staff and associates, using contract attorneys, and not verifying the relationship between counsels where a case is referred by one counsel to another with an anticipated fee division. They will share how to avoid problems arising from these issues, and how to minimize your risks.