How to Deal with Your Lawyer: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

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Each year more and more Americans find themselves in some sort of legal bind and in need of obtaining counsel. The first steps may seem daunting, but authors, Lawrence J. Fox and Susan R. Martyn in How to Deal with Your Lawyer: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions offer an accessible resource to guide you through the entire process. They present you with the information you need to know about the ethical obligations of your lawyer in a straight-forward and easy to read format, ...
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Overview


Each year more and more Americans find themselves in some sort of legal bind and in need of obtaining counsel. The first steps may seem daunting, but authors, Lawrence J. Fox and Susan R. Martyn in How to Deal with Your Lawyer: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions offer an accessible resource to guide you through the entire process. They present you with the information you need to know about the ethical obligations of your lawyer in a straight-forward and easy to read format, answering questions such as;

Where do I go to find a lawyer, the yellow pages, the television ads, the courthouse?
How do I know the right questions to ask about their qualifications, fees, or what to expect?
Is everything I say confidential?
What if something goes wrong?

In later chapters, the authors also address key questions you should ask your lawyer throughout your legal process. Discover your lawyer's role and position within the legal system and how they work within the laws to be your best advocate (Chapter 9). Learn how to deal with other people's lawyers, including those on the opposing side (Chapter 10). Determine how best to evaluate your legal representation, even if you lose the case (Chapter 11).L This book prepares you for the legal battle ahead, informing you of the many difficult bumps you may encounter. After reading this book, you'll not only approach your case with a new knowledge, but with confidence that your lawyer is fighting for you because you asked all the right questions and knew the answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195370775
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/16/2008
  • Series: Legal Almanac Series
  • Pages: 109
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence J. Fox is a partner of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP where he has practiced continuously since 1972, concentrating principally in the area of securities litigation.

As the former chairman of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, he has often been asked to speak on behalf of the ABA on ethics in the legal profession. As the former chair of the ABA's Section of Litigation, he has participated fully in the major issues affecting litigators and the litigation process - civil justice reform, alternative dispute resolution, the integrity of the adversary process, the role of women and minorities in the profession and related issues.

Professor Susan R. Martyn, a faculty member of University of Toledo since 1980, is a graduate of St. Olaf College and Marquette University Law School. She teaches Torts, Legal Ethics and Bioethics, and also serves as Adjunct Professor of Law and Medical Humanities at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Martyn was Assistant Dean and Associate Professor at Wayne State University Law School.

Professor Martyn is a national authority on issues of legal ethics and has served on two of the most important national bodies to shape the law governing lawyers in the past twenty years. She was an advisor to the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers from 1987 until its publication in 2000, and she served on the American Bar Association's Ethics 2000 Commission from 1997 through 2002. Since 2002 she has contributed as a member of the Ohio Supreme Court's Task Force on the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Professor Martyn is a member of the Ohio, Michigan and Supreme Court Bars. She is a frequent speaker on issues of legal ethics, and co-chairs ALI-ABA's annual Legal Ethics Update.

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Table of Contents


About the Authors     v
Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     ix
The Client-Lawyer Relationship
Introduction     3
What Makes the Client-Lawyer Relationship So Special?     5
Finding A Lawyer     9
Lawyers May Advertise (Up to a Point); Lawyers May Solicit (Up to a Point)     9
Lawyers May Specialize     11
Referrals by Lawyers     12
Paying A Lawyer     15
Your Lawyers' Fees Must Be Fully Explained     15
Your Lawyers' Fees Must Be Reasonable     19
Your Lawyer Must Safeguard Your Property     20
What to Expect from Your Lawyer
Your Lawyer Must Communicate with You     25
Your Lawyer Must be Competent and Diligent     29
Your Lawyer Must Keep Your Confidences; or, My Lips are Sealed     31
Your Lawyer Must be Loyal     37
Conflicts of Interest     37
Specific Problematic Conflicts     42
Doing Business with Your Lawyer     43
Giving Your Lawyer a Gift     43
No Movie Rights     43
No Subsidizing Clients     44
No Buying Client Claims     44
Lawyers as Directors     44
Coercive Settlements     45
Sexual Relationships with Clients     45
Former Lawyers     46
Lawyers Selected or Paid for by Others     47
Sharing a Lawyer     48
What to do if Something Goes Wrong     51
Talk to Your Lawyer     51
Put It in Writing     52
End the Relationship     53
Contact the Disciplinary Authority     53
Seek Legal Relief     54
Malpractice     54
Fee Forfeiture     55
Disqualification     55
What not to Expect from Your Lawyer
You and Your Lawyer Must Obey the Law     59
Your Lawyer Cannot Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct     60
Your Lawyer Cannot Commit Crimes, or Help You Commit Crimes     60
Fraud: Your Lawyer Cannot Lie, or Help You Lie     61
Your Lawyer Cannot Violate Court Rules or Procedures     64
Other People's Lawyers
Dealing with Other People's Lawyers     69
Opposing Parties: Why Hiring a Lawyer Gives You Special Protection from the Other Side's Lawyer     69
Talking to the Other Side's Lawyer     70
Employees and Corporate Counsel     71
Prosecutors and Victims     72
Insurance Lawyers      72
Gaining Even When You Lose
What is a Successful Client-Lawyer Relationship?     75
Dealing with Uncertainty: Cost, Legal Process, and Outcome     76
What Does It Mean to "Win"? Victory Is Not Always a Maximum Recovery     76
Victory Is Not the End     77
Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Practical Solution?     78
Appendices
Lawyer Referral Services to Help You Find a Lawyer     79
Selected Sections of the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers (2000)     83
Selected Provisions of Representative State Rules of Professional Conduct     89
Where to Find State Lawyer Rules of Professional Conduct     103
Table of State Disciplinary Agencies     107
Glossary: Your Guide to Legal Definitions in This Book     119
Index     125
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