Professional Responsibility

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Katiej235
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Professional Responsibility
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2010-12-13 18:50:43
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  1. Model Rule 1.1 Competence
    • -Legal Knowledge
    • -Skill
    • -Thoroughness
    • -Preparation
  2. CRCP 3-110(B) Failing to Act Competently
    • -Diligence
    • -Learning and skill
    • -Mental, Emotion, and Physical Ability
  3. Model Rule 1.5(e) Fee Sharing
    • If you are lawyers sharing fees and not in the same firm then
    • -Division is proportional OR assumes joint responsibility
    • -Client provides written agreement
    • -Total Fee is reasonable
  4. CRCP 2-200 Fee Sharing
    • If you are lawyers sharing fees and not in the same firm then
    • -Clients consents in writing
    • -Fee is reasonable
  5. Model Rule 1.5(a) Fees
    • A lawyer shall not charge an unreasonable fee
    • Factors to determine unreasonable fee
    • -(1) time and labor require, novelty and difficulty of the questions, and skill
    • -(2) likelihood of acceptance of a particular employment
    • -(3) the fee customarily charged
    • -(4) the amount involved and the results obtained
    • -(5) the time limitations imposed by the client
    • -(6) the nature and length of the professional of attorney-client relationship
    • -(7) experience, reputation, and ability of lawyers
    • -(8) fixed or contingent fee

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