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
Date posted: July 11, 2012
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