GUIDELINE 10.13 – THE DUTY TO FACILITATE THE WORK OF SUCCESSOR COUNSEL
In accordance with professional norms, all persons who are or have been members of the defense team have a continuing duty to safeguard the interests of the client and should cooperate fully with successor counsel. This duty includes, but is not limited to:
A. maintaining the records of the case in a manner that will inform successor counsel of all significant developments relevant to the litigation;
B. providing the client’s files, as well as information regarding all aspects of the representation, to successor counsel;
C. sharing potential further areas of legal and factual research with successor counsel; and
D. cooperating with such professionally appropriate legal strategies as may be chosen by successor counsel.