ABA Adopts Outsourcing Rules, Delays Fee-Splitting Measure

Law360, Chicago (August 7, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association's policy-making body adopted rule changes Monday meant to clarify lawyers' ethical responsibilities when outsourcing work, but delayed taking action on a measure that would have reaffirmed the ABA's stance against lawyers splitting fees or transferring law firm ownership to nonlawyers.

Following a rousing debate during the ABA's annual meeting in Chicago, the ABA's House of Delegates voted to indefinitely postpone Resolution 10A, which would have reaffirmed the policy the ABA adopted in July 2000, and said the sharing of legal fees with...
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