Does your Retainer Agreement Need an Upgrade?
A comprehensive retainer agreement is vital at the beginning of any client/representative relationship. CLINIC invites practitioners to join us for a discussion of the key components of a strong retainer agreement, including an explanation of the representative’s ethical duties to the client. The session will review how retainer agreements should address important ethical issues such as confidentiality, due diligence, communication and conflict of interest. In addition, presenters will discuss ways to strengthen retainer agreements in light of the heightened risk of immigration enforcement when USCIS denies a petition or application. Presenters will provide sample retainer agreements, and practitioners will be given the opportunity to develop or improve retainer agreements for their own programs.