Conflicts of Interest in Lawyer Referral Arrangements with Nonlawyer Professional

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 197, 2008

The University of Texas School of Law, Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper Series Number 459

41 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2013  

John S. Dzienkowski

University of Texas at Austin - Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business

Robert J. Peroni

University of Texas at Austin - School of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

The law of lawyering imposes significant regulatory constraints on the attomey-client relationship. For example, lawyers owe clients a general fiduciary duty to keep client interests above those of the lawyer. Lawyers can only charge clients a reasonable fee. In addition, lawyers owe clients an obligation to avoid conflicts of interests. Some of these constraints impose significant disclosure and client consent obligations upon the lawyer. In other cases, however, lawyers are simply forbidden to enter into transactions that would be permissible outside of the context of the attorney-client relationship.

Suggested Citation

Dzienkowski, John S. and Peroni, Robert J., Conflicts of Interest in Lawyer Referral Arrangements with Nonlawyer Professional (2008). Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 197, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2277202

John S. Dzienkowski (Contact Author)

University of Texas at Austin - Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business ( email )

727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
United States

Robert Joseph Peroni

University of Texas at Austin - School of Law ( email )

727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
United States

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