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Your Lawyer: A User's Guide


by Lawrence J. Fox and Susan R. Martyn

Preface



PART ONE: THE CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP


Introduction »
Chapter 1: What Makes the Client-Lawyer Relationship So Special? »
• Chapter 2: Finding a Lawyer • Chapter 3: Paying a Lawyer

PART TWO: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR LAWYER


Chapter 4: Your Lawyer Must Communicate with You »
Chapter 5: Your Lawyer Must Be Competent and Diligent »
Chapter 6: Your Lawyer Must Keep Your Confidences; or, My Lips Are Sealed »
• Chapter 7: Your Lawyer Must Be Loyal
  • Conflicts of Interest »
  • Specific Problematic Conflicts
  • Former Lawyers
  • Lawyers Selected or Paid for by Others
  • Sharing a Lawyer
• Chapter 8: What to Do If Something Goes Wrong
  • Talk to Your Lawyer »
  • Put It in Writing
  • End the Relationship
  • Contact the Disciplinary Authority
  • Seek Legal Relief

PART THREE: WHAT NOT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR LAWYER


• Chapter 9: You and Your Lawyer Must Obey the Law

PART FOUR: OTHER PEOPLE'S LAWYERS


• Chapter 10: Dealing with Other People's Lawyers

PART FIVE: GAINING EVEN WHEN YOU LOSE


• Chapter 11: What Is a Successful Client-Lawyer Relationship?

Glossary



Index