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Closing the Case . . . & the File: Ethical Steps & Best Practices for You, Your Firm, and Your Client


Average Rating:
   1272
Available Credit:
Ethics |  General |  Law Practice Management (LPM) |  Professional Conduct
Faculty:
Claude Ducloux
Duration:
1 Hour 05 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Type:
On Demand
License:
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


Description

Closing the case ethically and following best practices involves several steps and considerations for you, your firm, and your client. This presentation will discuss key purposes and goals and their ethical considerations, including:

•            Settling accounts and retained funds.

•            Continuing duties to avoid conflicts of interest.

•            Protecting and returning client information.

•            Advising clients of consequences resulting from outcomes.

•            Proper storage or shredding of files and trust account records.

By following these ethical steps and best practices, you can ensure a proper and professional closure to the case while protecting your clients' interests.

Credits


State Bar of Alaska (MCLE reciprocity may be available)

This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Alaska, including 1.0 hour General credit, which may include up to 1.0 hour Ethics.


State Bar of Arizona Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours General credit, which includes 1.0 hours Ethics. 


State Bar of California Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is General credit, which includes 1.0 hour Ethics. 


State Bar of Colorado Credit Statement

There is 1.2 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.2 hours is General credit, which includes 1.2 hours Ethics. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion. 


State Bar of Connecticut Credit Statement

This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Connecticut, including 1.0 hour General credit, which may  include up to 1.0 hour Ethics.


The Florida Bar Credit Statement There are 1.2 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.2 hours are General credit, which includes 1.2 hours Ethics. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion. 
Georgia Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour(s) Total CLE credit, of which .50 hour(s) is General & .50 hour(s) is Ethics credit.  You will receiive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Hawaii Credit Statement (Under Approved Jurisdiction Policy)

This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Hawaii, including 1.0 hour General credit, which may include up to 1.0 hour Ethics, according to the Approved Jurisdiction Policy of Hawaii.


Idaho Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour(s) total CLE credit, of which .50 hour(s) is General credit and .50 hour(s) is Ethics credit.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Illinois Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour(s) total CLE credit, of which .50 hour(s) is General credit and .50 hour(s) is Ethics credit.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Indiana Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour(s) total CLE credit, of which .50 hour(s) is General & .50 hour(s) is Ethics credit.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Iowa Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is General credit, which includes 1.0 hour Ethics. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion. 


State Bar of Kansas Credit Statement

There are 1.2 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.2 hours are General credit, which includes 1.2 hours Ethics. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion. 


Louisiana Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour(s) total CLE credit, which includes .50 hour(s) Law Office Practice (LOP) credit and .50 hour(s) Ethics (ETHF) credit.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Maine Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour(s) total CLE credit, of which .50 hour(s) is General & .50 hour(s) is Ethics credit.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Maryland State Bar

Certificate to show completion only.  MCLE is not required in Maryland.


State Bar of Minnesota Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is General credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion. 


Mississippi Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of total CLE credit, of which .50 hour is General & .50 hour is Ethics credit.


Montana Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours Total CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is General, including .50 hours Ethics credit.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Nebraska Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour(s) total CLE credit, of which .50 hour(s) is General credit and .50 hour(s) is Ethics credit.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Nevada Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is General credit and .50 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of New Hampshire Credit Statement (Note: Sponsor has not requested course accreditation)

This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of New Hampshire, including 1.0 hours General credit, which may include up to 1.0 hours Ethics.


State Bar of New Jersey Credit Statement

There are 1.2 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.2 hours are General credit, which includes 1.2 hours Ethics. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion. 


State Bar of New Mexico Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is General credit, which includes 1.0 hour Ethics.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of New York (under Approved Jurisdiction Policy)

This activity may qualify for up to 1.2 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of New York, of which 1.2 hours is General credit, which includes 1.2 hours Ethics, according to the Approved Jurisdiction Policy of New York​.


Nonspecific Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of Completion only: 1.0 hours training completed. Sponsor has not sought accreditation.


North Carolina Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is General credit, which includes .50 hours Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


North Dakota Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour(s) total CLE credit, of which .50 hour(s) is General & .50 hour(s) is Ethics credit.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Oklahoma Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours CLE credit, including .50 hours General credit and .50 hours Ethics credit.  You will receive the actibity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Oregon Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour(s) total CLE credit, of which .50 hour(s) is General credit and .50 hour(s) is Ethics credit.  You will receive the acitivity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


Pennsylvania Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours CLE credit, including .50 hours General credit and 1.0 hours Ethics credit.


State Bar of Rhode Island Credit Statement (Note: Sponsor has not requested course accreditation)

This activity may qualify for up to 1.2 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Rhode Island, including 1.2 hours General credit, which may include up to 1.2 hours Ethics.


State Bar of South Carolina Credit Statement

There is 1 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is General credit, which includes 1.0 hour Ethics. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion. 


State Bar of Tennessee Credit Statement There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is Dual credit.  You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.
Utah Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours CLE credit which is General, and includes .50 hours Ethics credit.


Vermont Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE, of which .50 hours is General credit and .50 hours is Ethics credit.


State Bar of Virginia Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which  hour Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of Washington Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hours is Ethics credit. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.


State Bar of West Virginia Credit Statement

There are 1.2 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.2 hours are General credit, which includes 1.2 hours Ethics. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion. 


Wisconsin Credit Statement

There is 1.2 hour(s) total CLE credit, of which 1.2 hour(s) for Ethics credit or .60 hour(s) Law Practice Management (LPM) credit.


Wyoming Credit Statement

There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is for General credit, which includes 1.0 for Ethics.



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Director of Education

Lawpay


Attorney at Law, Board Certified in Civil Trial and Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; LawPay’s Director of Education, Ethics, and State Compliance.

Claude E. Ducloux is an attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado, and California who speaks nationally on legal ethics, law office management, and trial-related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE and has been invited to speak in more than 500 programs since January 1, 2016. Claude has served as course director and creator of numerous CLE institutes and advanced courses. 

Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.  He is a board-certified civil trial and appellate attorney in Texas.