• The Ethics of Agreements to Prevent a Client from Filing a Professional Conduct Grievance against an Attorney
  • January 18, 2012
  • Law Firm: Orr Reno Professional Association - Concord Office
  • Regrettably, lawyers sometimes find themselves involved in disputes with their own clients, often involving fees, the quality work, or other issues regarding the representation. In negotiating the settlement of such disputes, lawyers may be tempted to ask the client to agree not to file a professional conduct grievance or otherwise report the lawyer’s conduct to disciplinary authorities. However, doing so raises additional ethical concerns, independent of those that may exist in the underlying dispute.