Ethical Considerations In Collaborative Law Practice

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued formal opinion 07-447 on August 9, 2007. It views collaborative practice as akin to a limited engagement with the client. The opinion reminds us that the attorneys' professional obligations of due diligence remain. Practice tip: Don’t use your standard employment contract for a collaborative case. Rather, draft a limited engagement agreement. Download aba_collab_ethics_opinion.pdf