Category Archives: professional responsibility

What if I know that my client is guilty?

Surprisingly, I get this question every so often from people who meet me and know I am a lawyer, including clients (but not criminal law clients). It’s an interesting question because it involves resolving conflicts between my duties to the client and my duties to the court. As this article will demonstrate, the answer is not a simple one.

 

This blog post has now been published at the website of Sterling Law. It can be found here.

 

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Why are lawyers so expensive?

Many complaints about lawyers concern how high their legal fees are. The professional fees charged by lawyers are notorious. When many clients earn an average of $20-40 per hour, it can seem unfair that your lawyers charge you hundreds of dollars per hour. 
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When the Solicitor-Barrister relationship turns sour

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This blog post has now been published at the website of Sterling Law. It can be found here.

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