Do you suspect that your attorney colluded with the other?
Mark Peterson you are so correct. All the details are worked out with the attorneys prior to the trial, and the trial is simply an orchestrated play for the record. In my case I was pro-se, and since the opposing attorney had no attorney to collude with, I am sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that he colluded with his buddy,,,,the corrupt judge.
How does a lawyer act as a client?
A lawyer acts on behalf of the client, representing the client, with consequences that bind the client. Lawyers act as clients’ agents in transactional settings as well as in litigation. Moreover, a lawyer who is a member of a law firm acts as an agent of the firm in firm-related activity, as does an associate employed by a law firm
Do you think a lawyer is a fiduciary?
All lawyers are fiduciaries, which is to say they owe clients fiduciary duties.
Why do you never talk to your attorney over the phone?
That’s why you create a paper trail and NEVER only talk to your attorney over the phone. You should review the Rules of Professional Conduct, file a bar complaint and sue him for malpractice. And that is why you never hire an attorney in the first place. Thanks James Christianson, for the comment.
Can a lawyer represent two clients at the same time?
Conflicts of Interest A lawyer must be loyal to his or her client. This means that a lawyer cannot represent two clients who are on opposite sides in the same or related lawsuits. And, ordinarily, there can be no representation of a client whose interests would conflict with the lawyer’s interests.
How does nolo help you find a lawyer?
Nolo offers a unique lawyer directory that provides a comprehensive profile for each attorney with information that will help you select the right attorney. The profiles tell you about the lawyer’s experience, education, and fees, and perhaps most importantly, the lawyer’s general philosophy of practicing law.
Can a lawyer refuse to help a client?
One of the few exceptions occurs when a client asks for a lawyer’s help in doing something illegal, such as lying in court or in a legal document. In these cases, the lawyer is required to inform the client of the legal effect of any planned wrongdoing and refuse to assist with it.
What to do if your lawyer isn’t working on your case?
But that’s for a bar association to determine (if you register a complaint), and it won’t do you much good in the short term. If your lawyer doesn’t seem to be working on your case, sending a polite but firm letter laying out your concerns should get your lawyer’s attention.