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Attorney fees in multi-attorney client-representation disputes

Posted in *All Posts, Attorney-client-relationship, Counsel Fees

Whether an attorney owes a duty to a non-client third party depends on balancing the attorney’s duty to represent clients vigorously, with the duty not to provide misleading information on which third parties foreseeably will rely

Posted in *All Posts, Attorney-client-relationship, Legal Malpractice

Agreements made by attorneys when acting within the scope of their authority are enforceable against their clients

Posted in *All Posts, Agency, Agreements, Attorney-client-relationship, Property-settlement-agreement, Settlement agreement

A civil party may name a specific attorney as the party’s designated trial counsel

Posted in *All Posts, Adjournment, Attorney-client-relationship, Litigation, Motions

A defendant’s claim of ineffective assistance of counsel does not apply to a civil proceeding under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

Posted in *All Posts, Attorney-client-relationship, Domestic-violence

Requests for adjournment to substitute counsel are subject to the trial court’s discretion

Posted in *All Posts, Adjournment, Attorney-client-relationship, Judicial Discretion, Litigation, Motions

The ethical duty to address a potential conflict by seeking leave from the court to withdraw from the case

Posted in *All Posts, Attorney-client-relationship

Negotiations of an attorney are not binding on the client unless the client has expressly authorized the settlement or the client’s voluntary act has placed the attorney in a situation wherein a person of ordinary prudence would be justified in presuming that the attorney had authority to enter into a settlement, not just negotiations, on behalf of the client

Posted in *All Posts, Agency, Attorney-client-relationship, Settlement, Settlement agreement

Advocacy is the art of persuasion

Posted in *All Posts, Attorney-client-relationship

A New Jersey attorney who is disciplined as an attorney or otherwise in connection with the practice of law in another jurisdiction, must promptly inform the Director of the Office of Attorney Ethics of the discipline imposed

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Attorney-client-relationship

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