Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Texas lawyers debate whether to ban sex with clients
For the past seven years, a committee has been drafting new rules of conduct for attorneys in Texas on behalf of the Texas Supreme Court. Now, with a draft of those rules finally on the table, Dallasnews.com reports (here) that the biggest sticking point has been a rule that would ban sex with clients. Even though most states have adopted rules that prohibit a lawyer from engaging in a sexual relationship with a client, many lawyers are arguing against it, saying it could lead to frivolous malpractice charges. For more on this story go to The Wall Street Journal Law Blog here and Texas Lawyer here.