Should Lawyers Use Independent Contractors to Handle Client Affairs?

April 10, 2009, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Masterson's, 1830 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY
Sponsored by: Office of Career Services and Public Service
Registration Cost: $15 for lunch; $50 for CLE credit
Sponsored by the Office of Career Services and Public Service (Dean Kathy Urbach) and the Dean's office, this seminar will help lawyers with growing practices solve a common dilemma:  "We have too much work but now is not the time to hire an associate."

Registrants will receive two hours of CLE credit, including one hour of ethics taught by Professor Grace Giesel. The remainder will be divided among several speakers, including Professor Tom Blackburn, a representative from the Internal Revenue Service and another from Louisville Metro Government. A modest fee of $15 includes lunch. Those wishing to earn CLE credit will pay an additional fee of $50. There will be no charge for those who do not order lunch and do not desire CLE credit. Students are invited and encouraged to attend free of charge, with the exception of lunch.

The seminar will be held at Masterson's on Friday, April 10 from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM. Registration will begin at 11:00 AM. 

Registration

Program Date and time Location CLE hours Cost Brochure Online registration
Should Lawyers Use Independent Contractors to Handle Client Affairs? April 10
11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.
Masterson's, 1830 South Third Street 2 hours (1 ethics hour) $50 for CLE credit; $15 for lunch. pdf CLOSED

Agenda

11:00 AM: Registration

11:25 AM: Welcome by Kathy Urbach and Jim Chen

11:30 AM: "What's at Stake: the Benefits and Burdens to the Attorney (employer) and the Contractor" by Tom Blackburn

11:50 AM: "The Tax Reporting Obligations of the Attorney (employer) and the Contractor" by Mark Eblen from the IRS Regional Counsel's office and Paul Vissman, attorney, Louisville Metro Government's Revenue Cabinet

12:15 PM: Panel Discussion

12:30 PM: "Ethical Considerations When Attorneys Use Contractors to Handle Client Affiars" by Grace Giesel

  1:30 PM: Adjournment

Speaker Bios

Tom Blackburn, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law

Jim Chen, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law

Grace Giesel, James R. Merritt Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law

Kathy Urbach, Assistant Dean for Career Services/Public Service, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law

 


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