About This Course
Litigation funding, or legal funding is both a highly criticized and helpful area of assisting accident victims depending on whom you are asking. This secondary market of funding clients and attorneys raises ethical issues including but not limited to the attorney client relationship, privilege and champerty. This CLE program discusses those areas and more as it applies to personal injury attorneys and their clients. The lecture both explains legal funding, discusses the merits of assisting the client and the professional responsibilities a lawyer has in assisting his client in obtaining such funding. While the lecture emphasizes New York ethics law, it covers a whole range of ethical issues related to legal funding throughout the United States.
This timely lecture is presented by Jeffrey Rubin. Mr. Rubin was a plaintiff's personal injury attorney for many years and now specializes in legal funding.