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
Practical Litigator, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2008
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 ErrorsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 10, 2008 ; Last revised: May 11, 2012
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