xxix, 306 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. I. Recognizing red flags: understanding the law governing lawyers and framing the issues. Who is your client? ; Fees: contract or fiduciary duty? pt. II. Responding to red flags: fiduciary duty. Control: who's in charge? Communication: the foundation of the 5 C's ; Competence: why you were hired in the first place ; Confidentiality: the never-ending obligation ; Conflicts of interest: the loyalty obligation pt. III. Responding to red flags: the limits of the law. The limits of the law: when you must say "no" pt. IV. Red flags you can't ignore: remedies. So what can happen? Client and third-party remedies pt. V. Red flags in court: judicial ethics for lawyers. Judicial ethics pt. VI. How to get the help you really need. How to help yourself: researching the law governing lawyers ; When you need to seek additional advice and perspective: pt. 1: representing clients, pt. 2: operating your law practice.