The ethical questions that will arise in the mind of any attorney using another attorney's services concern four main areas:

(1) client confidentiality
(2) conflicts of interest
(3) disclosure to clients, and
(4) billing arrangements

Please click on the links below for the answers to the following questions:

  • Must I disclose to my client that another attorney will be doing some legal research and writing in the case? 
  • How should these services be billed to clients?
  • Why doesn't an out-of-state attorney providing legal services in my state run afoul of my jurisdiction's Rules of Professional Conduct?

A note on client billing:

While concerns about client confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and disclosure are essentially the same in all jurisdictions, billing issues are almost as varied as the states themselves.

For this reason, I provide separate explanatory pages regarding billing practices on this website:


George Schuhmann, Attorney-at-Law -- 3107 Lowell Avenue, Louisville, KY  40205 -- (502) 439-3766

Disclaimer: Nothing on this website should be construed as legal advice or as creating an attorney-client relationship.

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