How Do You Make a Lawyer Referral? Very Carefully!


Whether because a conflict of interest exists, or because of unavailability, or lack of expertise in the matter at hand, lawyers sometimes need to refer clients to another lawyer. It's a common enough practice that sometimes does not receive the thought and due diligence it requires. The Rules of Professional Conduct and court decisions make clear in different contexts that providing outside legal help through a referral arrangement should never be undertaken cavalierly.

You should answer four questions before referring

your client to a different lawyer for a matter...

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