Forming the Relationship
Examine the formation of the relationship between client and attorney (when a number of fiduciary duties and ethical obligations begin for the lawyer), how such relationships are generally formed, and how attorney-client relationships may be unintentionally created.
When a lawyer is talking with someone about a legal issue, at what point does that person become a prospective client? And when does that prospective client actually become a client? And why does it really matter? These are all important legal questions that we will review in this clip. To answer these questions, we will review the various Model Rules of Professional Conduct that discuss the formation of the attorney-client relationship. We will discuss the significance of the attorney-client...