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Free Legal Advice to Friend

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:37 am

1st year at V100. Friend just asked me to take a look at a contract he's about to sign, and suggest language to be deleted. Is this allowed at most firms? Obviously not going to get paid, and this would take 2 seconds of my time...

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Re: Free Legal Advice to Friend

Postby whats an updog » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:44 am

No it's not usually allowed and it's also dumb. Just say no.

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Re: Free Legal Advice to Friend

Postby smokeylarue » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:24 am

If it's that simple, just help him jesus, don't be a shitty friend.

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Re: Free Legal Advice to Friend

Postby delusional » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:47 am

whats an updog wrote:No it's not usually allowed and it's also dumb. Just say no.

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Re: Free Legal Advice to Friend

Postby pancakes4 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:55 am

you start giving advice to one friend, then another, and it'll all end in a tailslide

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Re: Free Legal Advice to Friend

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:10 am

Nothing wrong with that if there’s no conflict and if it’s for a friend.

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Re: Free Legal Advice to Friend

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:12 am

I don’t see anything wrong with it if there’s no conflict and if it’s for a friend.

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Re: Free Legal Advice to Friend

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:16 am

Main concern would be for a conflict with your current firm's clients & potential for future litigation. Probably better to just say no.


Plus, you're not doing much of a favor with a quick ("2 second") review.



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