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Lawyers for the Profession®

The Lawyers for the ProfessionSM practice group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP delivers the full range of legal services that lawyers and law firms need. The group is a national practice team with active partners in every region of the United States. The group's practice encompasses the "law governing lawyers," including Law Firm Organization and Structure, Risk Management Services and Professional Responsibility Counseling and Representation.

Law Firm Organization and Structure

  • Selecting the appropriate business model
  • Advising on and drafting partnership and shareholder agreements
  • Advising on compensation structures
  • Advising on and documenting law firm mergers
  • Advising on and representing firms in connection with partnership disputes, partnership withdrawals and law firm dissolutions

Risk Management Services

  • Providing up-to-the minute practical risk management materials:
    • Electronic and hard copy newsletters
    • E-mail alerts on breaking developments
    • Law firm policies, procedures and forms (including comprehensive risk management manuals for law firms)
    • Risk management consulting and counseling - including same day "hotline" services
    • Risk management audits
  • Advising on, developing and maintaining appropriate risk management systems
  • Coordinating advice with legal malpractice defense counsel to avoid future problems and mitigate the effects of past or present problems
  • Continuing Legal Education presentations for:
    • Law firm retreats
    • Specific practice groups
    • Programs for designated segments of law firms (e.g. partners, associates, support staff)

Professional Responsibility Counseling and Representation

  • Assisting law firms with specific professional responsibility issues
  • Representing law firms and their lawyers in professional discipline matters
  • Representing law firms and their lawyers in disqualification or sanctions proceedings
  • Counseling and representing law firms in fee and billing disputes with clients and other billing issues
  • Providing continuing legal education presentations on all aspects of legal ethics

The practice team also receives significant input from lawyers in Hinshaw's offices throughout the United States, and particularly from the many Hinshaw lawyers whose practices emphasize legal malpractice defense work.

For more information on the Lawyers for the ProfessionSM practice group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, please click here.

http://www.hinshawlaw.com/services/Servicedetail.aspx?service=46



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