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The ethics of ‘ghostwriting’ for pro se litigants

Massachusetts recently joined other states in allowing lawyers to undertake what's known as "limited assistance representations." This highlights the issue of lawyers "ghostwriting" for purportedly pro se litigants - and there is a major mismatch between bars' and courts' attitudes on this issue, according to Lawyers USA Columnist Thomas Spahn.

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Negotiating with the pro se litigant

It’s a common problem that can put attorneys on slippery ethical ground: How do you negotiate with the pro se adversary? The situation is akin to being a 200-pound high school football player challenged to a brawl by a 120-pound ...

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