[Editor’s note: this is another in a series of blog posts discussing how specific ABA Model Prof. Conduct Rules that all lawyers must follow impacts how lawyers can and cannot bill clients.]
In this blog piece, I will discuss how Rule 1.1 Competence affects how lawyers ethically can bill clients.
Rule 1.1 specifically states that “A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.” What Rule 1.1 means in essence is . . .
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