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The New Attorney-Client Relationship, Part I

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In the November 1, 2016 Ethics Forum column in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly written by Samuel C. Stretton, a local lawyer, he laments about how the relationship between attorneys and clients has changed, deteriorated, and become adversarial, over the last 40 to 50 years. I found the article to be fascinating, and I am devoting two blogs to the issues he has raised. This is the first blog.

One could argue that life in general has changed, relationships have changed among friends and co-workers, and that our society has become a more difficult place in which to exist and function.  That change has also impacted the law, and the manner in which participants in the legal system interact with each other.

Some of the comments Mr. Stretton makes follow, and I will provide my thoughts on these comments based on my experiences:

Comment: “The loyalty and trust that used to…

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