In Texas, may an attorney utilize his assistant to recover fees owed for services rendered?
During my research, I came across something that said that attorneys could only do so much to recover legal fees owed to them for services rendered (ethically). I work for a good man, with a big heart, and he is owed close to 30,000 dollars in unpaid fees. I would like to help him recover these fees...by being given the authority to make payment arrangements with clients. I am unsure if a firm is allowed to call a client weekly to work something out. Sometimes people feel ashamed to face the person they owe money too and that is where I would come in. Is this ethical?
Okay, I apologize, big piece of my question left out. My boss handles bankruptcy/tax issues. Does the information apply even if the client has filed for bankruptcy?
Your answer was great. I will accept. I really appreciate your help. I apologize for not being thorough with my question. My loss...Happy New Year! 2009 here we come ; )
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