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44-Conflicts - Miscellaneous

A lawyer representing a mentally impaired client may have to make decisions for the client, but should seek appointment of a committee. [Rule 1.14 provides guidance to lawyers representing clients under a disability.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn