On Demand Program


Aired Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Runtime: 2:00h

Program Code:


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MBA Paralegals : $0.00
MBA Law Students : $0.00
MBA New Admittee : $0.00
MBA Member : $0.00
Non-member : $25.00
Register On Demand

Collecting outstanding legal fees should be a proactive process. Most lawyers are familiar with marketing themselves to secure legal work, but are most times unfamiliar with the dangers unpaid fees that billable hours represent.

The panel will discuss various options of collection, provide practical solutions, and pragmatic examples, as well as hear feedback from attendees of their collection efforts and experiences. Specific topics include:

  • Best ways to prevent collection problems;
  • Strategies to address collection problems, including fee agreement language;
  • Legal fee disputes and using arbitration/mediation;
  • Counterclaim issues;
  • Malpractice issues and BBO matters;
  • Statutes of limitations;
  • Hiring an outside collection firm;
  • Collection letters;
  • Attorney liens on files; and
  • Collection lawsuits against former clients


Thomas J. Barbar, Esq., Program Chair
Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis & Holland PC , Boston
Ronald A. Dardeno, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Frank N. Dardeno , Somerville
Marc A. D'Antonio, Esq., Panelist
Massachusetts Bar Association , Boston
Richard M. Novitch, Esq., Panelist
Todd & Weld LLP , Boston
Alisha S. Tomasino, Esq., Panelist
Tomasino Legal Group , Wellesley Hills

Sponsoring Sections:

Law Practice Management Section

NOTE: This is a previously recorded MBA On Demand product.
When you register, you will receive a link via email to the previously recorded MBA On Demand program and its ePublication. Your member profile will also contain a permanent link to the MBA On Demand version of the program.

System Requirements
Read the On Demand system requirements and view an On Demand product demonstration. If you have questions regarding On Demand products or how to use the software, contact Senior Programs Manager Marc A. D'Antonio, Esq. at (617) 338-0646 or email Marc.

Read System Requirements  Watch On Demand Demonstration

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