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Legal Ethics

Terminating the Relationship

Terminating the Relationship

Examine the ethical requirements to properly end a lawyer-client relationship, the situations where termination is required versus optional, and the mechanics of terminating the relationship.


Once a client’s goals of representation have been met, how does a lawyer properly terminate the relationship? In this clip, we will analyze Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.16 and its requirements for properly ending the lawyer-client relationship. We will review when a lawyer is required to terminate the relationship; when a lawyer has the option of terminating the relationship; and the proper mechanics for terminating the relationship. We’ll summarize everything we’ve learned and then...