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"It is without hesitation that I highly recommend Mr. Sherman for his work and expertise in the area of Labor Law and Workplace Discrimination. He worked tirelessly on my behalf and I will forever be grateful for the education I received from him while working alongside him during a legal matter in which he defended my interests. Mr. Sherman is not only my lawyer, but my friend."

- Kinyatta Gray, Client 2015

Conducting Depositions

July 22, 2016

There are no express ethical rules that govern preparing for, taking or defending depositions. While many rules touch upon these matters, they often give conflicting signals. For example, Rule 1.3, comment 3 of the Code of Professional Responsibility requires that a "lawyer should represent a client zealously within the bounds of the law. In contrast, Rules 3.3 and 3.4 respectively caution that a lawyer should exhibit candor towards the tribunal and fairness to the opposing party and counsel. Ethical concerns commonly arise in the context of fulfilling client expectations that prize zealous representation as well as by a need to counter equally zealous or even outrageous conduct by opposing counsel who is ostensibly acting in his or her client's interest. In these situations, therefore, it may be necessary for the employment to take into account applicable ethical and judicial standards and tailor his or her conduct accordingly.

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