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Motion for disqualification of counsel

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June 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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Estate attorneys who wrongfully drive up litigation costs may be held liable to the beneficiaries of the estate

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May 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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The attorney representing the executrix has a duty to conserve the assets of the estate for the heirs

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May 9, 2014 at 8:34 am

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An attorney is not a guarantor, nor is he or she answerable for every error of judgment in the conduct of a case or for every mistake which may occur in practice

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June 18, 2013 at 4:03 pm

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Once trial attorney designation has been waived by the parties or disregarded by the court, formally and with notice, the parties and the attorneys may not rely upon designation of trial counsel to adjourn a trial date; in representing the interests of their clients, designated trial attorneys must anticipate and make arrangements to hand the matter over to a substituted, competent, and prepared attorney to try the case when they cannot attend the trial themselves

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June 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm

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The crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege

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June 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

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An attorney hired on a contingent fee basis and later discharged before completion of the services is not entitled to recover fees on the basis of such contingent agreement; instead, he or she may be entitled to recover on a quantum meruit basis for the reasonable value of the services rendered

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May 26, 2013 at 10:55 am

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The common-law charging lien is for services rendered in a particular cause of action and attaches to the judgment in the cause for which the services were rendered

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May 26, 2013 at 10:52 am

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Lawyers are no longer able to assert the common law retaining lien, enabling attorneys to hold onto client files and papers to collect fees

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May 26, 2013 at 10:47 am

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Discretion to grant or deny a continuance in a civil case when a party seeks to retain or change counsel

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April 15, 2013 at 8:25 am

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