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Lawyers Representing Lawyers Find Unique Challenges


— November 29, 2004

A lawyer’s lawyer. Sometimes, it’s not necessarily an enviable thing to be.

The unique position of serving as counsel to an attorney has become more common within large law firms as legal giants struggle to avoid finding themselves on the wrong side of the law, their professional ethics, or their clients. The potential minefields are many: professional liability, client conflicts of interest, ethics training, lease negotiations, personnel problems, and multijurisdictional and international laws on a massive scale.

This interesting article is in the current Boston Business Journal.


A lawyer’s lawyer. Sometimes, it’s not necessarily an enviable thing to be.

The unique position of serving as counsel to an attorney has become more common within large law firms as legal giants struggle to avoid finding themselves on the wrong side of the law, their professional ethics, or their clients. The potential minefields are many: professional liability, client conflicts of interest, ethics training, lease negotiations, personnel problems, and multijurisdictional and international laws on a massive scale.

This interesting article is in the current Boston Business Journal.

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