We, as members of the bar, need to consider that one of the contributing, if not principal, causes of this breakdown may be our own judicial system, right up to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Practice Area: Business & Corporate
Lawyering from home implicates at least three important Professional Rules and corresponding duties: Rule 1.1 on the duty of competence; Rule 1.6 on the duty of confidentiality; and Rules 5.1 and 5.3 on supervisory responsibilities.
When a client contacts a transactional lawyer to assist with a business venture, there may be more questions than answers: What is the client’s identity? What is the source of the funds? Why does the lawyer need to deposit and disburse funds immediately? Who is the recipient of the funds? What is the jurisdiction? What … Continued
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There is some confusion in the construction industry regarding the effect that executive orders have on a contractor’s ability to file or extend a mechanic’s lien, or a property owner’s ability to discharge any lien