The subjects covered in this outline are regulating admission to practice, preventing unauthorized practice of law. Discusses the contract between client and lawyer, including lawyer's duties regarding accepting employment, spheres of authority of lawyer and client, obligation of client to lawyer, and terminating the lawyer-client relationship, and attorney-client privilege. Other topics discussed include professional duty of confidentiality, conflicts of interest, obligations to third persons and the legal system, special obligations in litigation (including limitations on advancing money to client and duty to reject certain actions), solicitation and advertising, specialization, disciplinary process, malpractice, and special responsibilities of judges.


Imprint: Gilbert
Series: Gilbert Law Summaries
Publication Date: 09/22/2017

Thomas D. Morgan, George Washington University Law School

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