Monday, November 15, 2010
From Legal Ethics Forum comes word of an ABA essay contest open to students and ABA Young Lawyer Division members. The question posed is "whether a party who has engaged in fraud (or that party’s successor) has standing to sue a lawyer based on conduct relating to the fraud itself, or if such a claim is barred by the doctrine of in pari delicto."
The full hypo is available here. The winner receives a $5,000 prize and an all expense paid trip to the Spring 2011 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Boston in April 2011.