What do you do when your uncle or an old buddy asks you about a legal problem that's come up? Professor Karen Boxx, quoted in an article in De Novo and the Bar News, advises caution. Even what you think of as a casual conversation can create an attorney-client relationship.
Trent M. Latta, Counsel Over Cocktails? What to Do When Friends and Family Ask for Legal Advice, Wash. St. B. News, Feb. 2011, De Novo, Feb. 2011.