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Please don't ask questions if you are represented by a lawyer

Discussion in 'Notices - please read' started by Ron Gotcher, Apr 30, 2008.

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  1. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    The rules of professional conduct prohibit lawyers from commenting on cases that are being handled by other lawyers. This is a very sound rule since the second lawyer cannot know all of the facts of the case and could very easily miss something important, resulting in bad advice.

    If someone wishes to change lawyers, that is a different matter. In such cases, the second lawyer must examine the case in full in order to understand it before agreeing to take on representation. Obviously, in the context of questions posted in this forum, that is impossible.

    If you are represented by counsel, you need to speak with your own attorney about your case. He or she knows all of the facts of your case and is in the best position to advise you.
     
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