who claim to be married in the community where they live but not in the community where the husband works have made sufficient public recognition to create a common-law marriage." • "Can a common-law marriage exist where one partner keeps the relationship a secret at work?" • Holding? • Rationale?
. before a court; or • For a consideration . . . advise another as to law, or draw a . . . document . . . affecting or relating to secular rights; or • For a consideration. . . does any act in a representative capacity in behalf of another to enforce or establish a right; or • As a vocation, enforces, secures, settles, adjusts or compromises . . . disputed accounts
daughter. He files a complaint in the Circuit Court. One of the counts in Mr. Godwin's complaint stated claims on behalf of the daughter's estate for the recovery of money and for specific performance of a contract.
for other prisoners because there is no “reasonable alternative” to their services. • But in a dissenting opinion, a justice wrote that, without law degrees, prison clerks may not dispense legal advice.
to representation of a client unless the client consents . . . except • (1) to prevent a crime likely to result in imminent death or substantial bodily harm; or • (2) to establish a claim or defense on behalf of the lawyer . . .in any proceeding concerning the lawyer’s representation of the client.
client if the representation of that client will be directly adverse to another client, unless: • (1) the lawyer reasonably believes the representation will not adversely affect the relationship with the other client; and • (2) each client consents after consultation.
not communicate about the subject of the representation with a party the lawyer knows to be represented by another lawyer in the matter, unless the lawyer has the consent of the other lawyer or is authorized by law to do so.
with a person who is not represented by counsel, a lawyer shall not state or imply that the lawyer is disinterested. When the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that the unrepresented person misunderstands the lawyer’s role in the matter, the lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to correct the misunderstanding.
(1) make a false statement of material fact or law to a tribunal; • (2) fail to disclose a material fact to a tribunal when disclosure is necessary to avoid assisting a criminal or fraudulent act by the client; or • (3) offer evidence that the lawyer knows to be false. If a lawyer has offered material evidence and comes to know of its falsity, the lawyer shall take reasonable remedial measures.
from a prospective client with whom the lawyer has no familial or current or prior professional relationship, in person or otherwise, when a significant motive for the lawyer’s doing so is the lawyer’s pecuniary gain. A lawyer shall not permit employees or agents of the lawyer to solicit on the lawyer’s behalf.
to be made a false or misleading communication about the lawyer or the lawyer's services. A communication is false or misleading if it: (a) contains a material misrepresentation of fact or law, or omits a fact necessary to make the statement considered as a whole not materially misleading; (b) is likely to create an unjustified expectation about results the lawyer can achieve, or states or implies that the lawyer can achieve results by means that violate the Rules of Professional Conduct or other law; (c) compares the quality of the lawyer's services with the quality of other lawyers' services,