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Texas Wesleyan Law Review

Authors

Edward Kinkeade

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Lawyers must abide by their ethical duties and responsibilities before, during, and after representing a client. Failing to do so exposes a lawyer to disciplinary action and legal malpractice. Unfortunately, many lawyers, through calculated risk or carelessness, violate the very rules that protect their profession. The following article is based on a compilation of the actual number of grievances filed in Texas grievance committees. Although these numbers are not the whole story of why grievances were filed against lawyers, they serve as signals to the bar of major pitfalls to avoid. This paper includes an outline of the grievance procedure and a short history of the different bodies of law governing professional responsibility for future reference for those readers snared by disciplinary proceedings.'

DOI

10.37419/TWLR.V5.I1.2

First Page

35

Last Page

53

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