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Anthony E. DavisAnthony E. Davis ()

This article explores a subject that is only tangentially related to the Rules of Professional Conduct (unless a conflict of interest is involved), but which is central and critical to lawyers’ and law firms’ professional and business interests: What information about a new client does a lawyer need to obtain in order to make sensible decisions about whether or not to proceed? Two recent cases, one from New York and one from the U.K., have important lessons for lawyers, wherever they practice.

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