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Ethical Duty to Lienholders: Are We Unpaid Debt Collectors for Our Clients' Creditors? 2020/Annual Convention 2020 (2020-2021 Credit)

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Date Published

March 26, 2020


Virginia Trial Lawyers Association


Ethics, Liens


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Lawyers have an ethical/fiduciary duty to zealously advocate for our clients. Yet we also have a duty to treat third parties with good faith. The challenge comes when these duties collide particularly with liens and other debts that our clients owe for medical treatment due to their injuries. The presentation will cover our ethical duties to government lien holders like Medicaid and Medicare as well as our obligations to third parties including health care providers and health insurance plans.

Recorded live March 26, 2020, during VTLA's Virtual Convention.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the completion deadline for the 2020 MCLE requirement has been extended from October 31 to midnight EST December 31, 2020.

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Joshua D. Silverman
Williamson & Lavecchia, LC

Josh Silverman founded the Silverman Law Firm in January 2013.  He was previously a partner at Williamson Petty LC... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Ethical Duty to Lienholders - Video
Ethical Duty to Lienholders - Paper
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