What You Need to Know to Ethically Incorporate AFAs in Your Practice
Despite increasing client demand for alternative fee models, many attorneys haven been reluctant to depart from traditional fee arrangements like the billable hour. This course focuses on the top ethical concerns surrounding what some have called the next frontier in law firm profitability. Learn the what, when, why and how of alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) and discover how to avoid ethical pitfalls when adopting AFAs in practice. Register today!
Learn how to determine whether and when AFAs make sense for your law firm.
Identify AFAs that are illegal and unconscionable.
Spot and resolve ethical risks surrounding limitations on attorney judgment, conflicts, termination rights and client dealings.
Explore ethical drafting techniques and review sample AFAs.
STEVEN R. SORENSON is a shareholder with the law firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. He is a member of the American Bar Association Law Foundation, chairs the District Three Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation Committee, and serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association‘s Legal Education Committee. Mr. Sorenson formerly served as secretary and president of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is a former member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, former president of both the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows, and a current member of the foundation‘s Board of Trustees. Mr. Sorenson presents lectures throughout the state of Wisconsin on various topics, ranging from real estate law to professional ethics. He earned his undergraduate degree from Luther College and his Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School. During that time, he also attended American University in Washington, D.C. to study national public policy.
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