Category: Lawyer Duties

Lawyers Are Regulated

Introduction Both lawyers and insurers are regulated by law. Lawyers by the State Bar Act, Rules of Professional Conduct (Rule), and case law. Insurers...

Compendium of Attorney Duties

Introduction The ethical duties of California lawyers to their clients are well established. The duties of dependent counsel are complicated by a relationship with...

Client’s Right to Fire Counsel

Policyholder Impliedly Consents to Unconflicted Dependent Counsel A standard liability policy grants to the insurer the right to defend the policyholder which permits an...

Attorney’s Authority To Bind A Client

Introduction An attorney retained to represent a client is not authorized to exercise complete control over that matter. Unless the attorney and client agree...

Attorney Client Relationship

Introduction Clients usually hire a lawyer because they do not understand the intricacies of the law nor the judicial process. Lawyers, in turn, are...
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