Attorneys’ Ethical Duties When Representing Clients With Diminished Capacity

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Attorney Mental Health, Attorney Wellness, Attorneys and Addiction, Legal Ethics, Legal Malpractice, Litigation Ethics, MalpracticeLeave a Comment

These days, it’s good to be a trusts and estates lawyer. While the rest of legal field is scrambling to figure out how to survive the next few weeks and months with little new business coming in and much existing business on hold, attorneys who represent the elderly and infirm report a boom in business. Everyone, it seems, is feeling … Read More

What They Didn’t Teach You In Law School: Representing Client With Diminished Capacity

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Communications, Competence, Confidentiality2 Comments

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, the focus this month on “What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School” is on representing a client with diminished mental capacity.  According to the leading mental health organization in the country, 1 in 5 adults in the United States suffer from some form of mental health condition or disorder.  Thus, it is … Read More