Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention, California Bar Association, Volume 11, Part 1920 (Google eBook)

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California Bar Association, 1921 - Bar associations
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Page 254 - In determining the amount of the fee, it is proper to consider: (1) the time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the questions involved and the skill requisite properly to conduct the cause...
Page 257 - A lawyer should not ignore known customs or practice of the Bar or of a particular Court, even when the law permits, without giving timely notice to the opposing counsel. As far as possible, important agreements, affecting the rights of clients, should be reduced to writing; but it is dishonorable to avoid performance of an agreement fairly made because it is not reduced to writing, as required by rules of Court.
Page 256 - The conduct of the lawyer before the court and with other lawyers should be characterized by candor and fairness. It is not candid or fair for the lawyer knowingly to misquote the contents of a paper, the testimony of a witness, the language or the argument of opposing counsel, or the language of a decision or a textbook...
Page 256 - ... a text-book ; or with knowledge of its invalidity, to cite as authority a decision that has been overruled, or a statute that has been repealed ; or in argument to assert as a fact that which has not been proved; or, in those jurisdictions where a side has the opening and closing arguments, to mislead his opponent by concealing or withholding positions in his opening argument upon which his side then intends to rely.
Page 296 - Where the person on whom service is to be made resides out of the state; or has departed from the state ; or cannot, after due diligence, be found within the state; or conceals himself to avoid the service of summons...
Page 255 - A lawyer should always treat adverse witnesses and suitors with fairness and due consideration, and he should never minister to the malevolence or prejudice of a client in the trial or conduct of a cause. The client cannot be made the keeper of the lawyer's conscience in professional matters. He has no right to demand that his- counsel shall abuse the opposite party or indulge in offensive personalities.
Page 43 - Upon the death of either husband or wife, one-half of the community property belongs to the surviving spouse; the other half is subject to the testamentary disposition of the decedent, and in the absence thereof goes to the surviving spouse, subject to the provisions of section one thousand four hundred two of this Code.
Page 367 - ... or in any other manner to assume to be entitled to practice law or to assume, use or advertise the title of lawyer...
Page 255 - When a lawyer is a witness for his client, except as to merely formal matters, such as the attestation or custody of an instrument and the like, he should leave the trial of the case to other counsel.
Page 368 - ... prohibit a corporation or voluntary association from employing an attorney or attorneys in and about its own immediate affairs or in any litigation to which it is or may be a party...

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