attorney-client relation

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: relation - the responsibility of a lawyer to act in the best interests of the clientattorney-client relation - the responsibility of a lawyer to act in the best interests of the client
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
client - a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
fiduciary relation - the legal relation that exists when one person justifiably places reliance on another whose aid or protection is sought in some matter
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A Bar rule pending at the Supreme Court urges lawyers to make such disclosures to clients, preferably in writing, and provides that without the disclosure the attorney and client will be presumed to still have an attorney-client relation ship for the ancillary services, even if they are nonlegal.
Summary: Within subdivision (i) and commentary, substantially revises existing restrictions on sexual conduct between attorney and client or client's representative to now state that any such conduct that is commenced after the attorney/client relationship began creates a presumption--rebuttable by the lawyer by a preponderance of the evidence that it exploits or adversely affects the client's interests or attorney-client relations.
A Bar rule pending at the Supreme Court allows ancillary businesses, but says the lawyer is bound by all the Bar's ethics rules on attorney-client relations unless the client is informed, preferably in writing, that the ancillary services are not legal work and the client will not receive the protections of an attorney-client relationship in the nonlegal services.