The Attorney-Client Contract: The Intersection of Ethical Obligation, Risk Management and Client Retention Strategies (1.0 General Participatory Credit)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


Handouts for this program can be downloaded by clicking on the "Other Resources" tab in the video player.

This program is designed to assist the attendee to understand the reasons for having a solid, understandable attorney-client contract, and then the practical ways to create the documentation and processes to assure such best practices. Included in the presentation will be a discussion of the following:

*Analysis of the fundamental reasons for having a good agreement in place
*Provisions required by law to be included in your agreement
*Provisions you should consider to include to protect you and your practice
*Structure and style issues in drafting the agreement to maximize client understanding
*Practices and procedures to put in place to reduce risk and ensure ethical compliance

Neil Pedersen, Esq.
Neil Pedersen is the principal of Pedersen McQueen, an Irvine litigation firm. The firm presently employs four attorneys.

Neil graduated magna cum laude from Western State College of Law in 1988 as co-Valedictorian and Editor-in-Chief of...More

Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Ms. McQueen's litigation practice focuses solely on representing plaintiffs in all aspects of employment law including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and termination. She is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA),...More

Originally Published

February 11, 2015

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • The Attorney-Client Contract - Video
  • The Attorney-Client Contract - Audio
  • The Attorney-Client Contract - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

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