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Lawyers must tread carefully when representing relatives (access required)

By CORREY STEPHENSON, Lawyers USA, the national sister paper of Lawyers Weekly correy.stephenson@lawyersusaonline.com   Lawyers should think long and hard before agreeing to represent family members or close friends. "The conventional wisdom is that lawyers shouldn't represent friends and relatives because the lawyer's personal feelings might impair [his or her] objective representation," said Jim Calloway, director of the Oklahoma ...

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