Can a defense attorney defend a friend?
Criminal defense lawyers must provide “zealous” representation. Another reason that lawyers can defend people regardless of guilt is that our society gives each citizen the right to be vigorously defended in a court of law. Lawyers are bound to deliver this legal right to their clients.
Can opposing attorneys be friends?
Lawyers are no different. While in truth, most relationships between opposing counsel range from lukewarm to cordial (this probably has more to do with many lawyers not being “personality plus” types than anything else), some lawyers absolutely are friendly with each other.
Is it good idea to hire a friend as your lawyer?
It’s even harder when you don’t know any lawyers. So, if you’re lucky enough to have a friend or family member employed in the estimable practice of the law, should he be your go-to person for all things law related? Is it a good idea to hire a friend or family member as your lawyer? Here are the do’s and don’ts of hiring a lawyer friend:
Can a lawyer represent my soon to be ex husbands girlfriend?
It most likely is permissible for the lawyer to represent both your future ex-husband and his girlfriend in her issues. There is no conflict of interest. Even if there was a conflict of interest, they may waive that conflict.
Can a friend represent both you and your spouse?
Chances are your friend will be conflicted between his loyalties to you and his loyalties to your spouse. Even if your divorce is amicable, your friend cannot represent both you and your spouse due to conflict of interest. Conflict of interest is when a lawyer’s duties to one party is adverse to the interest of another party.
Can a lawyer who previously represented you represent an adversary?
The answer is no if the lawyer who previously represented you received confidential information about you from you that the lawyer now is using against you. If the matters are totally unrelated, and there would be no appearance of impropriety for the lawyer to represent your adversary, then maybe.