The Power of No: Ethics Considerations Before Attorney-Client Relationship is Formed
I don't know who died and made me Ethics Czar.
I'm sure my character does not equip me to lecture the appellate nerds on ethics at theUTCLE Appellate Conference.
And I'm sure my MPRE score would be no endorsement for ethical expertise.
And yet here I am, scheduled to wag my ethical finger at the smartest lawyers in the state on June 13.
About all I know is that there is one sure fire way to solve all problems of legal ethics. And if we resorted to it more often, lawyers of a certain age (like me) might have more or their hair.
After the jump, the power of no, and a preview of my speechifying.
So just say no. Eat a salad and wait for the next case.