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What Does My Lawyer’s Fiduciary Duty Require?

What does my lawyer's fiduciary duty require?

When you hire a lawyer to represent you, you are placing your trust in them to act in your best interests — this is known as your lawyer's fiduciary duty. The fiduciary duty of care requires that your lawyer always act with your best interests in mind over their own, and exercise the utmost care and diligence in representing you. This includes making sure that you are fully informed about all aspects of your case and giving you honest legal advice throughout the entire process. Your lawyer must also keep any information about your case confidential unless you give them permission to...

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I Think I Hired a Lawyer With a Conflict of Interest

Client reviewing their contract with their lawyer after they hired a lawyer with a conflict of interest

All lawyers have a fiduciary duty to avoid conflicts of interest and to provide unwavering advocacy on their client's behalf — however, some lawyers violate their fiduciary duty by placing their own interests above their client’s. Where does this leave the client? If you’re thinking, “I might have hired a lawyer with a conflict of interest. What do I do now?” The legal malpractice attorneys in Houston from Sears Crawford are here to guide you through what classifies as a legal conflict of interest and the steps you can take if you believe your lawyer has committed legal malpractice. Here's everything you...

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