Golden Gate University School of Law

2014-12-05

When Moving On, First Protect Client's Interests

As lawyers change firms, they must be careful to protect their clients' interests, which can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. A few takeaways of this article are:1. There are limits on soliciting new clients2. Attorneys may not withdraw from employment until the member has taken reasonable steps to avoid reasonably foreseeable prejudice to the rights of the client3. Lawyers continue to owe past clients a fiduciary duty, including that of loyalty4. Attorneys and firms must notify clients if an attorney is leaving their case

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