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STANDARDS FOR EVALUATING LAWYERS’ FUNDS FOR CLIENT PROTECTION

Funds exist because lawyers are honest by an overwhelming majority. It is simply unacceptable to honest lawyers that there be no remedy for clients who suffer solely for having given a lawyer their trust, especially since the system of justice depends upon such clients’ trust and candor.

ISAAC HECHT AWARD

 

The National Client Protection Organization (NCPO) will make its fourteenth annual presentation of the Isaac Hecht Award at the 2020 NCPO Workshop, which will be held in Lawrence, KS in September, 2020.

 

The Hecht Award honors the memory of Maryland Attorney Isaac Hecht and his lifetime of vigorous advocacy in support of law client protection programs throughout North America, and his professional service to the legal profession. The Hecht Award recognizes individuals and professional organizations that have demonstrated “excellence in the field of law client protection.”

 

“Excellence” includes significant achievements in promoting public confidence in the integrity of the legal profession; the substantial reimbursement of law clients for eligible losses caused by a lawyer’s dishonest conduct; the development of programs to prevent or detect professional misconduct in the practice of law; and meaningful public information programs for attorneys and legal consumers.

 

NCPO’s Board of Directors works with a Nominating Committee which seeks direct nominations from individuals and professional organizations throughout the United States and Canada.

 

The deadline for submitting nominations is July 15, 2020.