A helping profession whose major goals should be the avoidance of or equitable resolution of conflict, while protecting the rights of the client.
Helping the client to reach the client’s business goals while vigorously protecting and enforcing the client’s legal rights.
The first step in achieving the right result for the client is really listening to the client.
The job of the lawyer is to help the client understand the role of the law in achieving the client’s goals.
The lawyer’s role is to help the client solve a problem and achieve a result, while minimizing conflict as much as possible.
A lawyer should never continue to represent a client who lies to the lawyer about a material fact.
A lawyer’s ethical duties always come first, and a client cannot expect a lawyer to violate those ethics.
A lawyer should always provide the client with a clear understanding of costs involved in pursuing any legal solution and insist on prompt payment as agreed between client and lawyer.