Cleveland Bar Journal
attorney, client, ethics, incompetent, guardian ad litem
When an attorney files suit on behalf of a client and later has reason to believe the client is incompetent, what should the attorney do? Can the case be settled? Can the attorney move for the appointment of a guardian ad litem? The article is an excerpt from an ethics opinion which answers these questions.
Forte, David F., "Professional Ethics Opinion 89-3, Attorney Responsibility to Disabled or Dysfunctional Client" (1989). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 12.