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- Attorney Client Sexual Relations
Attorneys occupy a position of great trust with their clients. Therefore, sexual relationships between the two factions are generally discouraged. Additionally, this type of relationship may be prohibited by professional rules of conduct.
- What Are the Legal Consequences for Lying on a Nursing Job Application?
Question: I am a registered nurse in St. Louis, Missouri. My license was probated twice back in 2000 and then in 2003. I completed both probations without further incident. I recently filled out an online application for an RN position.
- Discouraging Adoption Fraud and Misrepresentation / Duty to Report Abuse and Guarding of Confidentiality
Especially in the case of adoption, the Code specifically requires an attorney to actively discourage adoption fraud or misrepresentation and prohibits the attorney from engaging in such conduct.
- Setting and Communicating Attorney Fees
Both Codes require that an attorney enter into a written fee agreement with a client and requires the attorney to carefully explain and ensure that the client understands the fee agreement. The fees collected by an attorney with respect to an adoption or surrogacy cannot be illegal or unconscionable and must be commensurate with the services provided.
- Attorney Tips for Handling Stress and Quelling the Fires of Conflict
Part of handling stress deals with the selection of the cases a lawyer takes. Lawyers should be cautious of taking cases from extremely difficult and unreasonable clients. These kinds of clients can raise stress and make the practice of law unenjoyable. Where it can be done ethically, in some cases, an attorney may wish to disengage or withdraw from cases where the client is completely unreasonable. These clients can also tend to seek conflict versus trying to quell the fires.
- Can I Break Up and Fire My Attorney?
Sometimes despite an attorney’s best intentions, he or she may find that a client is not happy with the services provided. In many situations, a client can fire his or her attorney at will. However, there may be times when this right is limited. Before firing your attorney, be sure to consider negative consequences and any alternatives.
- Private Investigation – Frequently Asked Questions
If you are considering retaining the services of a private investigator, you may want to know some background information regarding these individuals. Here are a few frequently asked questions about private investigators and their answers.
- Is Using a Private Investigator Legal?
The act of hiring a private investigator does not inherently violate any rules of law. However, there is certain conduct that private investigators cannot engage in or else they will be violating the law. Check with the private investigator that you are interested in retaining to ensure that he or she follows the law of your jurisdiction.
- When Do I Need a Private Investigator?
In certain cases, a lawyer may recommend hiring a private investigator. He or she may have existing contacts or may recommend that you find your own investigator. Here are some situations in which you may need a private investigator to assist you in your case.
- Should I Get a Written Retainer for My Case?
If you are interested in hiring a lawyer, he or she may mention a “retainer fee.” While you may hire an attorney without a written agreement, there are several reasons why you should insist on a written retainer.