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Response to The Doctor. (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 11:02 AM

98. Is your attorney independent from you?

Even if you hire an attorney to help you with a problem, there are things that attorney can do for you, and there are things the attorney can't do for you. Unlike other people you hire to do things, the attorney has an obligation to exercise independent professional judgment.

People are sometimes surprised by that. I've seen situations where people with utterly frivolous and meritless claims or defenses think it is a matter of simply offering a premium rate in order to get me to do things I cannot or will not do.

You can hire an attorney, but that does not give you either the right or the ability to direct that attorney's actions in ways that impair or conflict with that attorney's independent professional judgment.

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