Among the most basic issues facing lawyers who share a representation is the question of who is responsible for maintaining communications with the client. Much of the time, no doubt, little thought is given to the ethical requirements of communication, and the lawyers and client informally develop a group dynamic that successfully manages the flow of information. Nevertheless, in those instances in which problems arise, it may be necessary to ask which attorney has or had the responsibility to keep the client apprised of developments in the legal matter. This article will address that question.
Sieberson, Stephen C., Two Lawyers, One Client, and the Duty to Communicate:
A Gap in Rules 1.2 and 1.4 (March 2013). University of New Hampshire Law Review. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2256558