Infinite Combinations: Whether the Duty of Competency Requires Lawyers to Include Choice of Law Clauses in Contracts They Draft for Their Clients
23 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2006
This article analyzes whether lawyers must include choice of law provisions in agreements they draft for their clients. It analyzes the costs and benefits of such a rule, and concludes that there ought to be no per se ethical or malpractice rule requiring lawyers to do so, but that under some circumstances a competent lawyer must include such provisions.
Keywords: legal ethics, legal malpractice, choice of law, contract drafting
JEL Classification: K10, K12
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