Ethical Problems for Lawyers upon Trust Terminations: Conflicts of Interest

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Vol: 38, Issue: 1, Page: 1

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Dobris, Joel C.
Lawyers; Legal ethics; Trusts & trustees; Estates and Trusts; Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
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Trust terminations pose ethical problems for lawyers. Beneficiaries often view the trustee's lawyer as "their" lawyer. The Code of Professional Responsibility and the recently adopted Model Rules of Professional Conduct provide little guidance in resolving the conflicts of interest that arise in trust terminations