January 01, 2017

Scruples: Helping Litigation Clients Pay Expenses

Michael Downey

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“Can a lawyer lend a client money?” Paradox asked.

“A litigation client? Generally, no. But other types of clients, yes,” Ethox responded, “Why do you ask?”

“Nemesis has brought a new products liability case against ACME Products,” Paradox began. “Nemesis’s client is flat broke, but Nemesis volunteered that Nemesis’s firm would fly the client in for the deposition. Isn’t that unethical?”

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