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When a current or potential client needs legal advice, but not in your area of expertise, who you gonna call?
Chances are, you'll probably want to direct the client to a more experienced attorney. After all, ethics rules require an attorney to be competent, with the "legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation."
But in some cases, you may feel up to a challenge. How can you make sure you're sufficiently knowledgeable about an unfamiliar subject, and not in over your head?
Here are five strategies to consider:
Bottom line, it's your call if you choose to take on a client in an unfamiliar area of law. The payoff could be huge in terms of gaining knowledge and experience. But remember, if your competence as a lawyer comes into question, it could cost you your law license.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.
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