The Role of the Lawyer in Relation to the Client: Boss, Humble Servant, or Dr. Phil?

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Register online for The Role of the Lawyer in Relation to the Client: Boss, Humble Servant, or Dr. Phil?,
sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Family Law and the Center for Continuing Legal Education. The 90 minute teleseminar is Wednesday, March 28, 2007, noon, Eastern time. Here is the course description:

The normal client-lawyer relationship is based on the assumption that the client, when properly advised and assisted, is capable of making decisions about important matters. When the client is a minor or suffers from a diminished mental capacity, however, maintaining the ordinary client-lawyer relationship may not be possible in all respects.

What decisions does the client control? At what point does the attorney have the right to decline to carry out client requests that are not illegal or unethical? Can one make enforceable rules regarding such an intimate relationship? Join our expert panel as they address some key ethical issues presented when representing clients in family law proceedings.


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