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Meritorious Claims

Meritorious Claims

Study the obligation imposed on lawyers to bring only meritorious claims and the prohibition on asserting frivolous claims, and learn about exactly what constitutes a meritorious or frivolous claim.


What standards does a lawyer have to consider before advocating on behalf of a client? In this clip we will review Model Rule of Professional Conduct 3.1, which requires lawyers to bring only meritorious claims and prohibits them from asserting frivolous ones. We will analyze what meritorious and frivolous mean, and discuss how far a lawyer may go in asserting a creative or unique claim for a client. We’ll conclude by summarizing everything we’ve learned and then take a short quiz to test our...

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