March 2014

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Lifestyle 9 What's Trending 9 Inter Alia 9 Member Advantage 9 Contact Us u dual representation sponsor: Practice Pointers 9 about us: 17 Get Connected by Roland Robert Lenard I mmigration aorneys routinely advise and represent dual representation (DR) clients, such as a husband and wife, or an employer and employee. e DR clients share a common objective unique to immigration law. Accordingly, it would be impractical—and expensive—to have each co-client represented by separate counsel. In turn, the "pro bono" aorney with DR clients is expected to remain loyal to and share confidences with multiple clients. If a conflict of interest occurs at any time, and it cannot be resolved by the aorney, the aorney will be permied to withdraw from representing all DR clients according to state professional responsibility rules. ese limitations on representation must be verbally explained to the DR clients in advance and then memorialized in writing to document informed consent. Many commentators in the immigration law bar have extensively wrien on the ethics of continued representation for one or all DR clients when a conflict cannot be resolved. e various models commonly utilized, and their merits Dual Representation in Pro Bono Clinics: What You Should Know take the pro bono pledge! e Pro Bono Pledge is an AILA-wide effort to inspire and support each other to publicly commit (or recommit) ourselves to pro bono service. We are asking all members to take the Pro Bono Pledge, and in return receive support, inspiration, and recognition from your colleagues. Immigration Practice Toolbox + LOCKER TOOLBOX follow AILA: LinkedIn Facebook Twitter YouTube Keep informed and follow AILA! next uww u

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