Sex With A Client? 3 Times The Rule Isn't 'Never'

Law360, New York (March 22, 2016, 3:41 PM EDT) -- Intimate secrets. Allegations of exploitation or emotional coercion. Ugly breakups. The list of reasons lawyers shouldn’t get romantically involved with clients goes on and on.

But despite tough treatment by discipline commissions on lawyers who cross the line, experts say there are some gray areas in the ethical boundaries around sex with clients that lawyers should be aware of, even if just to help them avoid professional quicksand.

“States vary in wording of their rules, but the common theme is that the [conduct] committees look with a very suspicious eye at any relationship in which the lawyer might have used undue...

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