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14-Ownership of Files and Attorney Lien Issues

[WITHDRAWN 11/16/12] A lawyer must surrender an original Power of Attorney document to the client, but "should preserve a copy of the document in order to make it available should allegations be raised as to the attorney's conduct."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn