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Ethics issues involving attorney retainers and advances – Barbara Glesner Fines

April 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments · All Posts, Lawdibles Audio, Professional Responsibility

As an attorney, you will often receive funds from a client before you even perform any services for a client. Many attorneys require payment of a retainer or an advance for future services. What’s the difference between the two? What legal ethics issues do retainers and advances create? Professor Barbara Glesner Fines of the University […]

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Can Simple Attorney Negligence Equal Incompetence? – Barbara Glesner Fines

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Can Simple Attorney Negligence Equal Incompetence? – Barbara Glesner Fines · All Posts, Lawdibles Audio, Professional Responsibility, Torts

In this Lawdible, Prof. Glesner Fines discusses a common question students have in her Professional Responsibility course: can a simple mistake, amounting to nothing more than negligence on the part of the attorney, equal incompetence and leave an attorney open to disciplinary action? We know that simple negligence (for example, a missed filing deadline) can […]

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