Monthly Archives: May 2015

Informal Consultations Between Colleagues

john-hicksLawyers frequently engage in informal discussions about cases that they are handling. These discussions range from seeking general opinions about a particular venue to specific advice about legal strategy. These informal consultations can be an important part of a lawyer’s practice. However, while informal consultations are almost universally encouraged, they are not without risk. For example, what happens when a plaintiff’s lawyer calls a colleague from a defense firm that has experience in a specific area of the law? The plaintiff’s lawyer runs a scenario by his or her colleague and then asks whether the case is worth pursuing? Can the consulted attorney respond at all...
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