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IN: No “Accidental” Client-Lawyer Relationships

Posted in Indiana, Prospective Clients, Statute of Limitations, Torts/Personal Injury
Douglas v. Monroe, 743 N.E.2d 1181 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001) IN: Underlying wrongful death claim Student Contributor: Jeff Cain Facts: A college freshman drowns in his school’s pool. His mother is too distraught to seek counsel, but his older brother, who is a bank security guard, sees a lawyer in the lobby of the bank.… Continue Reading

RLGL §15 A Lawyer’s Duties to Prospective Client

Posted in Prospective Clients, Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers
Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers (ALI, 2000) § 15. A Lawyer’s Duties to a Prospective Client (1) When a person discusses with a lawyer the possibility of their forming a client-lawyer relationship for a matter and no such relationship ensues, the lawyer must: (a) Not subsequently use or disclose confidential information learned in the… Continue Reading