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Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

A recurring question posed to the attorneys in the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility who provide advisory opinions is whether it is permissible to accept payment from clients by credit card. The answer is not a simple yes or no. Receiving payment by credit card for fees that have …

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Responsibility of a Criminal Defense Attorney

Responsibility of a Criminal Defense Attorney

The constitutional responsibility of a criminal defense lawyer is simply defined: It is to render “[a]ssistance of [c]ounsel.”‘ Unfortunately, the Constitution went no further in defining the responsibilities, and thus it fell on the shoulders of the United States Supreme Court to outline the duties of the defense counsel. The …

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