3. The fact that the contractual relationship exists is disclosed by the lawyer or law firm to any client of the lawyer or law firm before the client is referred to the non-legal professional service firm, or to any client of the non-legal professional service firm before that client receives legal services from the lawyer or law firm; and the client has given informed written consent and has been provided with a copy of the Statement of Client’s Rights In Cooperative Business Arrangements” pursuant to section 1205.4 of the Joint Appellate Divisions Rules.
However, a lawyer or law firm may enter into and maintain a contractual relationship with a non-legal professional or non-legal professional service firm for the purpose of offering to the public, on a systematic and continuing basis, legal services performed by the lawyer or law firm, as well as other non-legal professional services, notwithstanding the provisions of DR 5-101 1200.20 (A), provided that: B. Notwithstanding the provisions of DR 1-106 1200.5-b(A), a lawyer or law firm that is an owner, controlling party, agent, or is otherwise affiliated with an entity that the lawyer or law firm knows is providing non-legal services to a person shall not permit any non-lawyer providing such services or affiliated with that entity to direct or regulate the professional judgment of the lawyer or law firm in rendering legal services to any person, or to cause the lawyer or law firm to compromise its duty under DR 4-101 1200.19(B) and (D) with respect to the confidences and secrets of a client receiving legal services. 4. For purposes of DR 1-106 1200.5-b(A)(2) and DR 1-106 1200.5-b(A)(3), it will be presumed that the person receiving non-legal services believes the services to be the subject of an attorney-client relationship unless the lawyer or law firm has advised the person receiving the services in writing that the services are not legal services and that the protection of an attorney-client relationship does not exist with respect to the non-legal services, or if the interest of the lawyer or law firm in the entity providing non-legal services is de minimis.
Other rules, such as those prohibiting lawyers from engaging in illegal, dishonest, fraudulent or deceptive conduct ( DR 1-102 ), requiring lawyers to report certain attorney misconduct ( DR 1-103 ), and prohibiting lawyers from misusing the confidences or secrets of a former client ( DR 4-101(B) ), apply to a lawyer irrespective of the existence of a representation, and thus govern a lawyer otherwise exempt under DR 1-106(A). Our government and public entity lawyers have extensive experience counseling clients in a broad range of day-to-day matters, including public finance, redevelopment and environmental law. Whether we are protecting a downed rider’s rights and finances through aggressive representation of a personal injury case, maximizing the value of recovery for a wrecked bike or helping a rider deal with legal matters stemming from a ride gone bad, the lawyers at SteelHorse Law are committed to nothing less than tenacious representation of bikers from all walks of life.
Our clients will benefit from both the knowledge of our individual attorneys and also the combined capabilities of our law firm that can assist with most, if not all, of their business and personal needs. Our lawyers partner with our clients to internalize their unique legal objectives and to help each client address and evaluate their risk management models with creative thinking and legal analysis that works to incorporate the client’s business decisions. From law offices in Carlsbad (760-607-6089) and Austin (512-879-3677), the firm is often sought out by clients with a national presence who conduct business in California and Texas and are seeking out our strategic thinking and creative problem-solving for their legal issues across multiple state lines.
Waterstone Law Group LLP was founded in 1994 by downtown” lawyers wanting to return to the Fraser Valley and provide clients there with the same quality legal services as the large Vancouver firms where they were working. While non-compete clauses in employment contracts are generally unlawful in California, SLG’s attorneys can still protect their clients by drafting employment contracts which protect the client’s sensitive business information and intellectual property. 1. A lawyer shall not represent a private client in connection with a matter in which the lawyer participated personally and substantially as a public officer or employee, and no lawyer in a firm with which that lawyer is associated may knowingly undertake or continue representation in such a matter unless:
Every lawyer owes a solemn duty to uphold the integrity and honor of the profession; to encourage respect for the law and for the courts and the judges thereof; to observe the Code of Professional Responsibility; to act as a member of a learned profession, one dedicated to public service; to cooperate with other lawyers in supporting the organized bar through devoting time, efforts, and financial support as the lawyer’s professional standing and ability reasonably permit; to act so as to reflect credit on the legal profession and to inspire the confidence, respect, and trust of clients and of the public; and to strive to avoid not only professional impropriety but also the appearance of impropriety. 2. Fail to carry out a contract of employment entered into with a client for professional services, but the lawyer may withdraw as permitted under DR 2-110 1200.15, DR 5-102 1200.21, and DR 5-105 1200.24. B. Unless authorized by law, a lawyer shall not permit a person who recommends, employs, or pays the lawyer to render legal service for another to direct or regulate his or her professional judgment in rendering such legal services, or to cause the lawyer to compromise the lawyer’s duty to maintain the confidences and secrets of the client under DR 4-101 1200.19 (B).
B. A lawyer shall not continue multiple employment if the exercise of independent professional judgment in behalf of a client will be or is likely to be adversely affected by the lawyer’s representation of another client, or if it would be likely to involve the lawyer in representing differing interests , except to the extent permitted under DR 5-105 1200.24 (C).