Do the Rules of Professional Conduct Apply to Non-Lawyer Professionals?
@Law (summer 2014 Forthcoming)
5 Pages Posted: 27 May 2014
Date Written: May 15, 2014
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.
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