One topic addressed at the recent symposium on unbundled legal services was ghostwriting. This can take several forms -from a lawyer coaching a self-represented client on what to do/say/expect in court to actually drafting a pleading or brief to be filed by the client in a court matter. As disciplinary counsel, I was all in favor of folks helping self-represented parties understand the process and assisting them in arriving at the courthouse with all the necessary forms filled in correctly. But I was cautious about ghostwriting.
Concerns Over Ghostwritten Briefs Haunt Legal Profession
The Connecticut Law Tribune
December 12, 2011
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