The Ethics of Choosing and Working with Service Vendors AC16 (.MP3)

The Ethics of Choosing and Working with Service Vendors AC16 (.MP3)

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Recording Date 6/22/16
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 60 min.
Format MP3 / PDF
SKU AC16-W105-DL

Do you use or have you thought about using service vendors in your practice? Immigration attorneys frequently use third-party vendors for all types of support on a client's case, including translation services, educational equivalency evaluation experts, companies that provide forms/case management systems, advertising specialists to handle PERM ads, and companies that provide research and document gathering. Do you know what to look for or how to structure the relationship? This session will discuss the most common types of service vendors used in immigration practice, the do's and don'ts of selecting a vendor, and ethical boundaries that must be heeded in establishing and maintaining the relationship.

Key Topics Include

  • When and How Are Attorneys and Firms Using Vendors?
  • What Level of Due Diligence Is Needed in Selecting a Vendor?
  • Can You Have an Informal Arrangement, or Is a Contractual Agreement Required and Does it Depend on the Service?
  • Ethical Boundaries of Commissions and Referral Fees
  • Ethical Requirements to Protect Confidential Client Information


Romy K. Kapoor (DL), Atlanta, GA

Cyrus D. Mehta, AILA Ethics Committee Chair, New York, NY

Reid Trautz, Director, AILA Practice and Professionalism Center, Washington, DC

Rami D. Fakhoury, Troy, MI

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