Legal Ethics Rule 1.1: Competent Representation

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What does Rule 1.1 of legal representation require lawyers to do?

Under Rule 1.2(a), what must a lawyer do regarding a client’s decisions?

When can a lawyer limit the scope of their representation according to Rule 1.2(c)?

When can a lawyer withdraw representation under Rule 1.16?

What is a lawyer prohibited from doing in terms of counseling a client according to the text?

What factor is NOT relevant when considering competent representation according to Rule 1.1?

In which situation can a lawyer provide assistance in an emergency despite lacking the necessary skill?

What was the outcome in Strickland v. Washington regarding counsel's performance?

How should a lawyer handle a trial situation where more information is needed and there is a lead to pursue?

When can a lawyer provide adequate representation in a novel field according to the text?

In an emergency situation where a lawyer lacks the necessary skill, according to the text, what action can the lawyer take?

What should a lawyer do if they are dealing with a novel field according to the text?

In what situation should a lawyer motion for a continuance according to the text?

What is the standard set in Strickland v. Washington regarding counsel's performance?

When considering competent representation under Rule 1.1, what factor is crucial regarding the lawyer's handling of legal matters?

What is the lawyer's duty under Rule 1.1 when representing a client in an unfamiliar area of law?

According to Rule 1.2(c), when can a lawyer limit the scope of their representation?

What action does Rule 1.2(d) prohibit lawyers from doing?

In what situation is a lawyer allowed to withdraw representation as per Rule 1.16?

According to Rule 1.1, what exceptions allow a lawyer to provide advice in an area of law they are not familiar with?


This quiz covers the ethical rule where a lawyer must provide competent representation to a client, including legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness, and preparation. Factors to consider include complexity, lawyer's experience, training, and ability to consult with another attorney. It also discusses handling cases in novel fields.

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