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Competence: Why You Were Hired in the First Place


Lawrence J. Fox


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Susan R. Martyn


University of Toledo - College of Law

September 5

Practical Litigator, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2008

Abstract:     
Lawyers are under greater scrutiny than ever. Be sure to follow the rules, and run a risk-conscious practice.

Fiduciary obligations of competence and communication require lawyers to provide information and provide reasonable competence and diligence. Lawyers don't have to be perfect, but they must know relevant law and facts, possess the requisite skill to use this information and take time to prepare diligently for the matter.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: Reasonable Care, Scope of Representation, Obedience, Diligence, Common Knowledge, Obvious Errors, Communication, Disclosing Errors

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Date posted: July 10, 2008 ; Last revised: May 11, 2012

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Fox, Lawrence J. and Martyn, Susan R., Competence: Why You Were Hired in the First Place (September 5). Practical Litigator, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1157977

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Lawrence J. Fox
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP ( email )
One Logan Square
18th & Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States
Susan R. Martyn (Contact Author)
University of Toledo - College of Law ( email )
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States
419 530-4212 (Phone)
419 530-2821 (Fax)
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