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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

As Donald Trump's legal worries continue to occur, some members of the former president's team of lawyers have been reportedly under scrutiny by federal investigators.



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"Candor to the Court"

The duty of candor to the court and legal malpractice

...At the heart of many legal malpractice claims is a lawyer's violation of ethical duties as articulated in state rules of professional conduct. These duties include things like: handling a client's case with competence and diligence; keeping clients updated about the status of their case; avoiding conflicts of interest; and handling client funds responsibly.

One of the fundamental duties an attorney has in any case is to zealously advocate for a client. This duty should prompt an attorney to vigorously pursue a client's interests under the facts and circumstances of the case. There are limitations on this duty, though, because attorneys have duties not only to the client, but also to the court. An attorney's duties to the court include the duty to be truthful with the court.

The duty of candor to the court prohibits a lawyer from: knowingly making false statements of material fact or law to a court; failing to disclose a material fact to a court when the disclosure is necessary to avoid assisting an illegal, criminal or fraudulent act by the client; offering evidence the lawyer knows is false; or failing to disclose legal authority harmful to the client's position which is known to the lawyer but not disclosed by opposing counsel. The duty obligates attorneys to take reasonable remedial measures to correct material evidence he or she comes to learn is false....

Probably why fmr Pres Trump's lawyers have not said in Court that fmr Pres Trump declassified the records.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-21 08:11 PM | Reply

11th Court of Appeals approved the DoJ's stay on the sharing of classified documents with the SM and permits the DoJ to proceed with the investigation.

good to see honest judges at work.

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-09-21 08:39 PM | Reply

Dig deep Qtards... get those social security checks cashed... dear leader is going to need a lot of money in the coming months.

You want to be Great Patriot MAGA King BLM Fighter right?

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-09-22 07:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Paying your bills are for the little people"

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-09-22 09:25 AM | Reply

I'll wager that all but one of these ambulance chasers and Saul Goodman wanna-bes realized too late that they missed their chance to get paid by obtaining a retainer in advance. One man in this world now knows what it's like to have a large team of lawyers working for him pro bono. Of course, it appears he is getting what he paid for. For his part, Counsel Kise is hoping for a fast resolution of this matter, so as to drive up his average hourly rate...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2022-09-22 09:34 AM | Reply

Reports are that Chris Kise quit the job he had with his old law firm and used that $3 Million as seed money to open his own practice, just to represent Trump in this Mar-a-Lago business.

I wonder if it's too late for Trump to ask for his money back.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-09-22 03:15 PM | Reply

Kise was partner at Foley which is a very high paying law firm. Perhaps he was ready for a change before this opportunity came along, otherwise it's a lot to throw away.

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2022-09-22 03:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

... otherwise it's a lot to throw away.

True but certainly not unheard of. Ginsberg and Jones Day rings a recent bell. That and the potential for great rewards.

Which brings up the $3M retainer. For the uninitiated, that money likely goes into a trust account according to relevant state bar rules. The money can only be withdrawn from that trust account in accord with the terms of a contract that complies with state bar rules. Iow, the lawyer didn't get that money deposited in his personal account to spend if, as and when he wishes.

#8 | Posted by et_al at 2022-09-23 12:18 AM | Reply

Ginsberg and Jones Day rings a recent bell.

If he had a decent practice to bring with him, he could likely move to another top firm without this little "audition."

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2022-09-23 03:38 AM | Reply

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