Attorney Frank M. Buck, Jr. joined the show for the first of his two-episode appearance on Power of Attorney. Mr. Buck has handled offshore injury cases, personal injury cases, and has lately focused on environmental litigation. On the first episode we talked about basic duties and responsibilities that attorneys owe their clients, and touched on what clients owe their attorneys. We also discussed ethical issues that lawyers may face in their dealings with clients and opposing attorneys. What You Need to Know When you hire an attorney, you need to trust that attorney completely. After all, you came to that attorney for help, and his/her job is to be on your side.
Sometimes, clients withhold information from their attorneys because they don’t think it is important or pertinent to the case. However, if the opposing counsel brings evidence to the courtroom that your attorney isn’t aware of, your attorney will feel like his/her hands are tied, and your case will be weakened. Remember that your attorney is obliged to protect your information; what you share with your attorney is kept in strict confidence. Even embarrassing information will be safeguarded by your attorney. In a legal dispute, information is power, so be honest and tell your attorney the entire truth. You can listen to the audio podcasts of both these episodes on iTunes or in the podcast archive.
Click HERE to download the audio podcast for part 1.
Click HERE to download the audio podcast for part 2.
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