I was hired to work in an attorneys office to bring up "sales," but he had me tell clients i was a consultant. Come the end of the month we would total up the gross/net of client(s) and fee collected for the services offered and then the attorney would pay me a percentage (%) of the gross as commission.
My question is, is that considered fee splitting?and to add I'm not an attorey or a paralegal.
Based on your description it sounds like the attorney is splitting fees with you, which is unethical if you are not an attorney.
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If you are getting a piece of the fees, similar to a commission, it's unlawful. The attorney should know better.
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