In Practice

Sex With Client Is Flirting With Disaster

Unless the intimate relationship occurred before the legal one, you're just asking for trouble

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The number of cases involving intimate relations between attorneys and their clients reflects a growing problem that threatens not only the participating parties but also their colleagues and law firm partners.

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  • practice manager

    "Instead, when the professional relationship predates the commencement of the intimate relationship, it is clear that the attorney could not have used any special relationship or trust to gain advantage toward an intimate relationship."

    This sentence is backwards.

  • Andrew

    Sorry - no idea why that appeared twice.

  • Andrew

    Don't even think about it?

    Don't be absurd. The male psyche is the male psyche, and every male lawyer will sometimes have thought dirty about a client, a colleague, an opponent, a witness, and on one occasion the stunning redhead in the second row of the jury box.

    it's acting on it that gets you into the soft and smelly. Just put the thought aside and get on with your work.


    NB I knew I was over the hill when I began to think about Her Honour without her robes or anything else on!

  • Andrew

    Don't even think about it?

    Don't be absurd. The male psyche is the male psyche, and every male lawyer will sometimes have thought dirty about a client, a colleague, an opponent, a witness, and on one occasion the stunning redhead in the second row of the jury box.

    it's acting on it that gets you into the soft and smelly. Just put the thought aside and get on with your work.


    NB I knew I was over the hill when I began to think about Her Honour without her robes or anything else on!

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