What kinds of cases are generally prohibited from being taken on a contingent fee, and why? What kind of domestic relations case could be taken on a contingent fee?
Answer to relevant QuestionsHow could the lawyer’s judgment be negatively affected if the lawyer were allowed to share fees with a nonlawyer? What kind of statements, if any, could the paralegal make to the prospective client concerning the lawyer’s fee while still avoiding the establishment of fees? What does it mean to say that a lawyer must be competent? Do you think the ethics charges against District Attorney Mike Nifong are legitimate or unfounded? Do you think Tara has compromised her position with her boss or her client by saying what she did to Norma?
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