Professional Liability and International Lawyering: An Overview

J. Benjamin Lambert

Lexvia, Inc.; University of Tulsa College of Law; Queen Mary, University of London

January 11, 2010

Professional liability and professional responsibility (ethics) are important factors for any practicing lawyer to take into consideration. However, these areas may become even more important for those U.S. licensed lawyers working overseas, in multi-national corporations or whose primary client base is foreign. Complications may arise where a lawyer finds themselves subject to the conflicting laws of multiple jurisdictions. This article covers the the application of professional liability and responsibility rules, statutes and case laws to U.S. licensed lawyers working in the international arena -- either from the U.S. or from foreign countries -- via international law principles such as citizenship and territoriality.

Keywords: law, ethics, liability, international, international law, legal, attorney, lawyer, professional responsibility

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Date posted: July 11, 2012  

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Lambert, J. Benjamin, Professional Liability and International Lawyering: An Overview (January 11, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2103692

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J. Benjamin Lambert (Contact Author)
Lexvia, Inc. ( email )
19 West 34th Street
Suite 1021
New York, NY 10001
United States
University of Tulsa College of Law ( email )
3120 E. Fourth Place
Tulsa, OK 74104
United States
Queen Mary, University of London ( email )
Mile End Road
London, London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
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