THE ABRAHAM BLITZER LAW FIRM DEALS WITH AN ARRAY OF LEGAL MATTERS INCLUDING CONSULTATION AND REPRESENTATION OF ATTORNEYS FACED WITH DISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS.
Mr. Blitzer can provide counsel and advice to individual lawyers or law firms in matters of ethical dilemmas and any possible implications that arise, such as dealing with potential conflicts of interest, as well as preventative information concerning risk management.
COMMITMENT TO EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE
Abraham Blitzer has a comprehensive understanding of how the disciplinary system works, and how to best respond to inquiries from Disciplinary Counsel.
DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL PROCEEDINGS
When a complaint regarding unethical conduct or violations of the Rules of Professional Responsibility is reported to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, and the allegations are not insufficient on their face, Disciplinary Counsel has a legal obligation to conduct a confidential investigation and to make a determination of whether to engage in disciplinary proceedings against the attorney.
These allegations are often proved frivolous, but the lawyers involved must cooperate with the investigation entirely. In these situations, it is essential to seek independent and experienced representation.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Conflicts or potential conflicts of interests are a common source of concern for many law firms.
Abraham Blitzer can help you identify, prepare, and solve the conflict of interest issues including:
- Whether or not an advance waiver is valid
- If an affiliate of a client is owed the same services as the corporate client
- How to obtain “informed consent”
- Determining whether a new issue is “directly adverse” to another client
- Ascertaining if the indirect possible financial harm to another client prevents representation
MOTIONS TO WITHDRAW COUNSEL
Sometimes the stress of a suit can cause a loss of confidence and failure to communicate between a client and a law firm. When this happens, the best course of action may be for the firm to discontinue representation. A motion to withdraw may become required if the issue is in litigation and the client can not secure new counsel.
These situations can become serious and must be handled with careful consideration when dealing with the firm’s obligations to the client, confidentiality of the client, practicality of the motion under the current circumstances, as well as addressing the cause of the client’s dispute.
BLITZER WILL WORK TIRELESSLY TO ACHIEVE HIS CLIENT’S DESIRED OUTCOME.
Mr. Blitzer will work on behalf of his client to make sure the case is dismissed. which the majority of these matters are.
In the rare case that the disciplinary proceeding moves forward, Mr. Blitzer has great experience in representation at all stages of the disciplinary proceedings and will achieve the best outcome for his client.
LEGAL ETHICS ADVICE
Abraham Blitzer offers professional advice on ethical duty compliance in order to reduce the number of complaints alleged against firms and its lawyers.
These services include:
- Evaluation of retainer agreements
- Screening current cases for possible conflicts of interest
- Review of new clients
- Analysis of the firm’s marketing plan and website
- Training and educating firm’s employees, including associates and non-lawyer employees
Mr. Blitzer is available for consultations as well as full representative services.