Incompetent Service and Professional Responsibility

  • W. H. Hurlburt


The author discusses the ways in which statutory powers may be used by governing bodies to reduce the number of cases in which incompetent service is offered by solicitor to his client. He sets out "reasonable lawyer" standard for competence and argues that the governing body or committee of the governing body should take an active role in supervising competence. The theoretical problem of solicitor-client privilege is discussed, along with the practical problems of implementation of policing duty and the application of appropriate sanctions.

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