Thursday, December 30, 2010

Declining Representation: What Next?

Suppose that you or your clinic decide not to represent a client. Are there actions you should then take? On the Utah Bar Journal blog last September, Keith Call offers three pieces of advice:

1. Keep confidences if you decide to represent an adverse party. See Rule 1.18 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which identifies a potential client as a “prospective client").

 2. Send a declination letter (new word for me) to protect yourself from any confusion.

 3. Keep track of prospective clients in your conflict base.

(ljs)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2010/12/declining-representation-what-next.html

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