Full Disclosure: Why It's Important To Tell Your Lawyer Everything
14 October 2016
Fox Rothschild LLP
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Derrick Rose's defense team is seeking a mistrial in his much-publicized case
due to new evidence – namely text messages that were
allegedly undisclosed prior to trial.
When I meet with clients I tell them, "Tell me everything;
we will deal with it." Despite this, there are times where six
months into the lawsuit, the client says, "Can I level with
you?" I thought we had been doing this all along.
Worse yet is when the lawyer gets surprised by his client at
trial. Let's just say that good things rarely happen as a
result. Be transparent and put everything on the table at the
beginning. It is better for everyone.
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