Attorney Indemnification Agreement

Sep 11 2021

But trying to use the compensation to get the customer to pay your deductible for liability insurance can be a fault under other rules, the commission said. Rule 8.4(d) prohibits conduct “prejudicial to the administration of justice”. An agreement that would make a client (or, in the meantime, probably a former client) responsible for paying your deductible after the client has lost a misconduct proceeding against you, “could have a deterrent effect on a client`s pursuit of a request for abuse and would therefore harm the administration of justice,” the Committee advised. In the recent Friday Invs., LLC decision in vs. Bally Total Fitness of mid-Atl., Inc., the North Carolina Supreme Court found that there was an attorney-client relationship in circumstances where neither party explicitly discussed legal representation. .

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