August 2019 Archives

Defining an attorney’s duties when managing assets

There may be times when, in the course of working with an attorney in Florida, that you be required to entrust said attorney with assets and property related to your representation. You likely maintain a high level of trust with your attorney (as have many of the clients that we here at St. Denis & Davey have worked in the past). Yet as is the case in any type of financial transaction, there are certain standards that must be adhered to when asking an attorney to manage your money (as poor management on their part could potentially prejudice your position in your case). 

What are some signs of a bad attorney?

When you need legal assistance, you want to rest assured that your attorney is skilled at practicing law. While most attorneys go above and beyond for their clients, the fact remains that some lawyers offer subpar assistance, which can lead to negative outcomes for their cases. If you're currently searching for an attorney, USA Today recommends looking for the following red flags. 

How should attorneys conduct themselves during trials?

When people speak of courtroom etiquette, they're often referring to the behavior of plaintiffs and defendants. However, attorneys must also adhere to a strict code of conduct, no matter how high tensions rise during a trial. South Source offers the following tips on how attorneys can make a good impression in court, on their clients, the judge, and even the jurors. 

Law firm accused of failing to meet timely filing deadlines

Lawsuits against lawyers and legal firms may seem to many in Florida to be a bit of an oddity given that most might assume such professionals to have such a strong understanding of the laws governing their respective fields that they would always operate inside of them. Yet such lawsuits are often not regarding a question of law, but rather that of the professional and ethical duty owed to clients. Often its small failures in meeting that duty that lead to complaints, as those failures (while seemingly insignificant to some) can have actually have a dramatic impact on one’s case. 

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