Counsel cannot legally withhold information pertaining to their client’s case (Model, 1995). They have to inform them of any consequences that they are looking to face as well as keep them informed of the status of their case. This violates Rule 1.4 in Communication, by stating that legal consequences cannot be discussed between the Counsel and Shiners (Model, 1995). They have the right to communicate in client- lawyer privilege. The Counsel is obligated to inform their clients about any decision or circumstance that occurs within their case (Model, 1995). According to Rule 1.4, the lawyer should provide information in regards to how they plan to represent the client and successfully win their case. The lawyer must advise the client about any limitations that they may encounter while representing them (Model, 1995). Overall, this model rule shows that the lawyer must keep a certain level of communication. The client must be given details pertaining to their case and matters must be explained in a manner that allows for the Shiners to make informed decisions (Model, 1995).
Counsel does have a requirement to make progress in completing their client’s case. Rule 1.3 references that diligence that should be done with each case that a lawyer takes…
experience in providing in-house counsel to rapidly expanding organizations. Today, he works strategically to improve Aspen Dental’s growth while maintaining legal compliance within the multi-state organization.
Growth is a sign of a healthy business by anyone’s standard. Aspen Dental, a manager of dental services, supporting offices in 33 states, has enjoyed an impressive amount of growth with the last few years. Clocking in 3.4 million patient visits with 750,000 new patients added in 2014,…
Single Mother of Two Passes Away From Cancer; Will Not Properly Prepared
A single mother of two, who succumbed to cancer made the week’s headlines. The story goes that when she first got aware of her condition she immediately started to make will preparations as is the norm employing the use of Legalzoom.com. Eventually, she was able to come up with a “legal will” complying with all standards, including the witnessing formalities as par the requirements of the law of Florida. The details stated…
The Right to Counsel
Whenever a person is charged with a crime they have the right to have an attorney represent them during all phases of their trial. In a case where the defendant cannot afford an attorney, there will almost always be someone appointed to take on the case. When this happens there will not be any costs incurred by the client. These rights discussed so far are derived from the sixth amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Specifically that amendment states “In all criminal…
English IV, 4th hour
December 7, 2015
The Prologue of The Canterbury Tales
During the time of The Canterbury Tales the church people are supposed to follow certain rules that put them right with god. The four rules are considered as vows. The four vows are: poverty, stability, chastity, and obedience. The vow of poverty is about not being attached to such world such as garments or jewelry. The vow of stability is about focusing on god, day on and day off. The vow of…
When faced with ineffective assistance of counsel it is impossible for a defendant to knowingly abandon a right or privilege, whose existence he does not truly understand exists. Here, if a defendant does not know that they are victims of ineffective assistance of counsel then a Rule 11 colloquy does not assist the defendants in their understanding of whether they attained effective legal representation. For example, the transcript of the Rule 11 hearing shows that the Court never asked whether…
How can/should I counsel suffering people?
Suffering is not only biblical but it is a normal portion of our day-to-day lives. The bible says in James 1:2-4, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4, n.d.). Suffering is a part of life and how we choose to walk through the pains of…
How to counsel African American Clients
African Americans are one of the most diversified groups of people that make up about 13.6% of the US. Population, totaling over 42 million people (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2010). Many African American families can trace their origins back 200 years to slavery while others identify with places such as the West Indies, South America, and many countries in Africa.
The majority of this population resides in the southern states (57%) and slightly more than…
ISO, PO, and Regional Counsel.
1. Draft local releases to include all information the HIPAA Breach
2. Consider the prospect of having their regional OPIA staff as a resource.
3. Give draft release to facility PO, who will send it to OIT’s Incident Resolution
4. Service. When the news release has been approved and sent out, give a copy to the facility PO and identify the media outlet(s), to which it was sent.
Public Affairs Office (PAOs): Follow Up
• When contacted by the news media, be…
Memorandum of Law
TO: Greene’s Jewelry Legal Counsel
FROM: Jana Johnson
RE: Jennifer Lawson-Unlawful Termination and Breach of Confidentiality
DATE: November 4, 2016
Jennifer Lawson has filed suit for wrongful termination and Greene’s Jewelry has filed suit for breach of confidentiality. The case will require Greene’s Jewelry to defend its innocence and prove that it was within its legal rights to terminate Ms. Lawson and in turn, file suit for breach of confidentiality based…