Most lawyers think they have a good grasp of legal ethics and never think to seek ethics advice. They might have taken a professional responsibility course in law school and passed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) when admitted. But the law of lawyering is expanding, changing at a rapid pace, and the understanding of legal ethics that they had in law school is outdated. Lawyers are required to take only a few hours of courses in legal ethics every three years, and there are many traps for the unwary in this constantly changing landscape.
You can meet with Ethics Lawyer David C. Carr for legal ethics advice that you can depend on to get through your legal needs.
Timely Ethics Advice Can Prevent Huge Problems Later
Timely ethics advice can avoid huge problems down the road; an hour now can save many hours of work later when damage control is needed. Ethics advice topics are almost unlimited, but often involve:
- Conflict waivers
- Fee agreements
- Fee disputes
- Attorney advertising and marketing
- Compliance review of advertising material
- Entity formation and law corporation rules
- Ethical compensation arrangements with lawyers
- Ethical compensation arrangements with nonlawyers
- Termination of representation issues
- Client trust accounting issues
- Unauthorized practice of law issues
- Multijurisdictional practice issues
- Ethical law office management
I provide legal advice in all of these areas and more. That advice is informed by more than 26 years' experience exclusively in legal ethics and State Bar discipline, including 12 years as a staff attorney, discipline prosecutor and manager for The State Bar of California.
There is an interrelationship between ethics, law and risk management. Lawyers tend to be risk-averse, but different people have different appetites for risk. The goal is to make sure no risk is undertaken without the best possible understanding of it. My goal is to be a counselor to the lawyer in the best tradition of California Rule of Professional Conduct Rule 2.1, a source of candid independent advice designed to help you avoid trouble.
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Sometimes, experienced legal guidance can make all the difference in the outcome of your legal problem. I take the time to understand the needs of my clients before offering guidance that they can depend on.