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AM2022 The Ethics of Freelance Legal Services

AM2022 The Ethics of Freelance Legal Services


Topics to be Included:

  • What are the Attributes of a Freelance lawyer? What types of services?
  • Review of the Ethical Rules to be observed by the Hiring Lawyer or Firm
  • What Duties of Confidentiality must be observed? What Fiduciary Duties?
  • Conflicts of Interest: What should each side be required to disclose?
  • How to appropriately limit access of the Freelance lawyer to other firm matters
  • Benefits of hiring a Freelance Lawyer
  • Benefits of Being the Freelance Lawyer
  • Does the Freelance lawyer form an attorney client relationship with the underlying client?
  • Confirmation of Independent Contractor Status.
  • Supervisory responsibilities: what should be required ethically?
  • Freelance vs. “unbundled” legal Services
  • Pleadings required in some jurisdictions for limited-scope representation
  • Best Practices to observe in Freelance Services
Program Sponsor



Claude E. Ducloux, Board-Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Non-Member Price: $25.00
Published Date:
  • January 24, 2022
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.0