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Who should attend: Solo, small-firm, and in-house lawyers who are interested in hiring freelance lawyers to help them manage the demands of their practice. Also welcome are any lawyers interested in working as a freelancer.
Learning level: All levels
Freelance lawyers are independent contractors who work for other lawyers on a project-by-project basis. They can be an invaluable resource for sole practitioners, small firms, and in-house lawyers who need help during busy times.
At this course, you will find out:
- what is a freelance lawyer?
- what are the types of assignments a freelance lawyer can carry out?
- what are the ethics of freelance lawyer arrangements?
- professional liability insurance
- conflict checks
- billing arrangements
- client disclosure
- where and how can you find freelance lawyers?
- what are some tips for working well with a freelance lawyer?
Join us to get an overview of freelance lawyering, together with an in-depth look at the ethical considerations of entering into a freelance lawyer arrangement.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour (this course will contain a minimum of 1 hour pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Erica Toews — Erica Toews Legal Research, Vancouver
Register by Sep. 19/22
After Sep. 19/22
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