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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

A party is not permitted to first try a case without counsel and, after he loses, hire counsel and start over with a new trial

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

Attorneys may practice law as an limited liability partnership

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

A criminal conviction is conclusive evidence of guilt in a disciplinary proceeding

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

A lawyer may represent a client but accept payment, directly or indirectly, from a third party

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

A lawyer shall not knowingly fail to disclose to the tribunal a material fact knowing that the omission is reasonably certain to mislead the tribunal

Posted in *All Posts, Attorney-client-relationship, Litigation, Rules to follow

A claim for legal malpractice is a variation on the tort of negligence relating to an attorney’s representation of a client

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

When the lawyer has not regularly represented the client, the basis or rate of the fee shall be communicated in writing to the client before or within a reasonable time after commencing the representation

Posted in *All Posts, Attorney-client-relationship, Contracts

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