What is a Step Rate Credit? Many attorneys have questions about what the Step Rate Credit is and how it works.
Simply put, this is a credit issued to you throughout your first five years on a declining scale.
Due to this you will see your
The Bar Plan recently announced a new referral program with Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Oppenheimer is a financial services company with over 25 years of experience working with guardians, conservators, and trustees to properly manage and invest the assets of these estates. Proper asset management allows these fiduciaries to meet their responsibilities while reducing their potential liability.
“From the bonding company’s perspective, we believe guardians and conservators may benefit from Oppenheimer’s extensive experience and specialized expertise,” said Kim Edgar, Vice President of Surety Underwriting for The Bar Plan. “It gives me peace of mind to have a source that I trust to whom I can refer my clients.”
Available services by Oppenheimer include:
The Bar Plan Surety & Fidelity Company specializes in court fiduciary and court judicial guarantee bonds. Its underwriters understand the urgency and special requirements associated with legal proceedings. The court bond program is underwritten by The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company (in California d/b/a Court Bond Mutual Insurance Company) and its wholly-owned subsidiary The Bar Plan Surety and Fidelity Company. The program is licensed nationwide and writes Court Bonds in all 50 states.
For more information, contact Peter Palumbo (email@example.com) at Oppenheimer at 314-854-3722 or Kim Edgar (firstname.lastname@example.org), The Bar Plan, at 314-288-1028.
Disclaimer: The Bar Plan acts solely as a Referrer and will not render any brokerage, investment advisory or supervisory services to you or make product recommendations on behalf of Oppenheimer.
Proposed Amendment Aims to change the way law firms and entities do business
By: Charles S. Coffey, Senior Claims Counsel
This article first appeared in the ABA Young Lawyers Division, Ethics & Professionalism Committee Newsletter Reposted with permission.
ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.6(b) prohibits “…an agreement in which