Users' questions

Can a lawyer represent more than one client?

Can a lawyer represent more than one client?

However, as indicated in paragraph (b), some conflicts are nonconsentable, meaning that the lawyer involved cannot properly ask for such agreement or provide representation on the basis of the client’s consent. When the lawyer is representing more than one client, the question of consentability must be resolved as to each client.

Can a conflict of interest exist before representation?

[3] A conflict of interest may exist before representation is undertaken, in which event the representation must be declined, unless the lawyer obtains the informed consent of each client under the conditions of paragraph (b).

Who are lawyers, truth, and honesty in representing clients?

Peter J. Henning,Lawyers, Truth, and Honesty in Representing Clients, 20Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y209 (2006). Available at:http://scholarship.law.nd.edu/ndjlepp/vol20/iss1/8 LAWYERS, TRUTH, AND HONESTY IN REPRESENTING CLIENTS PETER J. HENNING* INTRODUCTION The Supreme Court asserted in Nix v. Whiteside that a trial is

Can a lawyer act as an advocate against a current client?

See Rule 1.9 (c). [6] Loyalty to a current client prohibits undertaking representation directly adverse to that client without that client’s informed consent. Thus, absent consent, a lawyer may not act as an advocate in one matter against a person the lawyer represents in some other matter, even when the matters are wholly unrelated.

Why do you need a representation agreement with your attorney?

The simple reason to have a written agreement with your attorney is to make sure that both parties to the contract know what is going on. Most disputes that arise between lawyers and their clients are about money, whether it is how much the attorney is owed, or how much the client is owed as a refund.

Can a lawyer’s own interests have an adverse effect on representation of a client?

[10] The lawyer’s own interests should not be permitted to have an adverse effect on representation of a client. For example, if the probity of a lawyer’s own conduct in a transaction is in serious question, it may be difficult or impossible for the lawyer to give a client detached advice.

Can a lawyer represent a client the lawyer thinks is guilty?

Defense attorneys are ethically bound to zealously represent all clients, those whom they think will be justly found guilty as well as those whom they think are factually innocent. (See Canon 7, ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility.)

[3] A conflict of interest may exist before representation is undertaken, in which event the representation must be declined, unless the lawyer obtains the informed consent of each client under the conditions of paragraph (b).