Trying Too Hard to Do Too Much: Ethics Traps For the Good Samaritan
Not all charges of breaches of professional ethics result from consciously attempting to cut corners, take advantage of a situation, extract excessive fees or treat someone unfairly. In fact, an ethics complaint may arise out of facts showing the respondent was striving to provide a laudatory level of service.
During this program, we will look at issues that may develop from:
- Concurrent representation of spouses and other family members
- Planning for a client's possible eventual incapacity
- Safekeeping of a client's estate planning documents
- Disclosure of a disabled client's confidential information