Andrew Rubin, Esq.

March 2017 Archives

The duty of loyalty and conflicts of interest

One of the duties attorneys owe to their clients is loyalty, which entails zealously representing their interests over and against the interests of others. When an attorney takes actions which run adverse to the interests of a client, it can prove detrimental to one or both clients’ cases. Lawyer’s have the duty, therefore, to avoid conflicts of interests so that they can wholeheartedly advocate for their clients.

Attorney indictment an extreme example of mishandling client trust funds

Last time, we looked briefly at the professional duty attorneys have to safeguard client assets and property. Violations of this duty can be more or less serious, of course, ranging from making minor mistakes in handling funds to outright stealing from clients.

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