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The OAE may investigate a grievance after a DEC secretary has declined to docket the matter

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

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The Rules of Professional Conduct were intended to regulate lawyer conduct through the disciplinary process, not to serve as a basis for civil liability

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A lawyer may not employ a non-lawyer assistant to advise clients with respect to their legal rights

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Representation is inherently an aware, consensual relationship founded upon the lawyer affirmatively accepting a professional responsibility

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The elements of a cause of action for legal malpractice

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Plaintiffs in malpractice cases are required to make a threshold showing that their claim is meritorious

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There is a long-standing reluctance in permitting a non-client to sue an adversary’s attorney

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When the advice-of-counsel defense is asserted, the party seeking relief may then pursue a cause of action against the attorney claimed to have been the source of that advice

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A negligent attorney who commits malpractice is responsible for the reasonable legal expenses and attorney fees incurred by a former client in prosecuting the legal malpractice action

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