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Mental health and the law: Part Two – Competency

RPC 1.14(a) directs lawyers to, whenever possible, “maintain a normal client-lawyer relationship with the client” if his capacity to make “adequately considered decisions” is diminished. As [...]

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Mental health and the law: Part One – The Numbers

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that 1 in every 25 American adults experience a serious mental illness. On average, only 60% of those identified with serious mental [...]

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Rude Clients May Sabotage Their Own Representation

In a recent Sunday edition of the New York Times, Professor Christine Porath summarized the findings of several studies on the impact of rudeness—both by bosses and other employees. In a poll of [...]

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“What possible impact could my academic transcripts have on this lawsuit?”

The client at the other end of the line, who we’ll call Sam, was almost angry, annoyed by a request for his signature on the latest in a modest string of records stipulations prepared by defense [...]