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Ethics for Trusts and Estates Practitioners provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on understanding and avoiding ethical conflicts in attorney-client relationships. Experienced partners from law firms across the nation define the responsibilities of beneficiaries and fiduciaries and outline the codes of conduct associated with each.
These top lawyers offer insight on acting as a trustee as well as an attorney, managing the rights of involved party members, and examining how changes in state and federal laws impact the power of guardians, healthcare proxies, conservators, and attorneys.
Covering a range of topics from navigating evolving ethical concerns to specifying the limitations of applicable client roles, these experts discuss the need to identify a client's goals and expectations before collaboration and stress the importance of understanding the penalties for violating conduct. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this increasingly scrutinized legal field.