Do the Rules of Professional Conduct Apply to Non-Lawyer Professionals?

@Law (summer 2014 Forthcoming)

5 Pages Posted: 27 May 2014

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Alberto Bernabe

The UIC John Marshall Law School

Date Written: May 15, 2014

Abstract

Although the rules and doctrines that regulate the practice of the legal profession apply only to those who are admitted to practice the profession, because lawyers work so closely with non-lawyers, the rules do affect the duties and responsibilities of non-lawyer professionals. Just as the lawyers they work with, non-lawyer professionals should, at the very least, be aware of the duties and consequences of the three Cs: confidentiality, competence and conflicts. This short essay discusses why the most important rules of professional conduct are relevant to non-lawyer professionals.

Suggested Citation

Bernabe, Alberto, Do the Rules of Professional Conduct Apply to Non-Lawyer Professionals? (May 15, 2014). @Law (summer 2014 Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2441863

Alberto Bernabe (Contact Author)

The UIC John Marshall Law School ( email )

315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

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