Ethics 2000 - February 2002 Report

Rule 1.14(b) Los Angeles County Bar

RULE 1.14: CLIENT WITH DIMINISED CAPACITY

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(b) When the lawyer reasonably believes that the client has diminished capacity, is at risk of substantial physical, financial or other harm unless action is taken and cannot adequately act in the client’s own interest, the lawyer may take reasonably necessary protective action, including consulting with individuals or entities that have the ability to take action to protect the client and, in appropriate cases, seeking the appointment of a guardian ad litem, conservator or guardian.

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