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Client Engagement Letters: The Dos and Don'ts

Attorneys David P. Atkins and Marcy Tench Stovall of the Professional Liability Practice at Pullman & Comley, LLC hosted a lunchtime forum on:

Date:   Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time:  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place:  The Capital Grille          
230 Tresser Blvd          
Stamford, CT 06902

The topic of discussion was "Client Engagement Letters: The Dos and Don'ts."

The forum focused on the use of engagement letters as a tool for minimizing the risk of client claims. They discussed the pros and cons of advanced conflict waivers and arbitration provisions, and suggested templates for provisions governing the scope of engagement, limitations on the scope of work to be performed, and consent to a joint engagement by two or more clients.

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