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Can Lawyers Represent Clients Who Pay Via Crowd Funding? DC Ethics Opinion Says Yes!

In a recent opinion by the District of Columbia Bar’s Legal Ethics Committee, the committee grappled with whether or not attorneys can accept payment from clients via crowdfunding (like gofundme, or kickstarter). In true lawyerly fashion, the committee ultimately said, yes but could not resist qualifying, saying, “the lawyer should consider potential risks associated with receipt of such funds and may counsel the client on the wisdom of publicly sharing confidential information.”

To read more about the opinion, check out this excellent summary from the ABA Journal.

For more about litigation funding, check out our three part series, starting here.

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