By God’s grace and good fortune, I have never dated any lawyers. That’s why I say it’s my own good fortune that I haven’t dated any. You’ll have to leave those behind because they’re sensationalist.I found this article on the UK e Harmony website entitled “15 Reasons to Date a Lawyer.” The article could easily be a spoof, but there isn’t any formal indication of satire, so I’m going to engage with it as though it were genuine. Instead you’ll be left with how the law works—the unvarnished truth—which will probably involve a dispute about what “reasonable” means. There are admittedly some good reasons to date a lawyer, and I know a few dateable ones. Welcome to the first in what we hope to be a continuing series called "Ethical Dilemma of the Week," in which we try to make sense out of strange P. quandaries that lawyers may or may not find themselves in.You Had Me at 'Summary Judgment' States using the ABA Model Rules have a pretty clear guideline: "A lawyer shall not have sexual relations with a client unless a consensual sexual relationship existed between them when the client-lawyer relationship commenced." California, one of the states that bucks the ABA rule trend, permits sexual relations with a current client unless and until "such sexual relations cause the member to perform legal services incompetently in violation of rule 3-110." But what about former clients?
While everyone claims superiority to the practice, most of us are guilty.have given free advice to small-business clients spanning every industry.They currently serve nearly 400,000 entrepreneurs nationwide each year -- check in every week for their prudent guidance.So how long do you have to wait before you can date a former client?There's no definitive time period, or even a guideline, except that lawyers should use the action itself, not the representation, as their benchmark, and should use caution.Just Wait a Little While Lawyers who want to date former clients should thus wait until the entire action is over before starting the relationship.Just because representation ceases doesn't mean the ongoing duties cease.But we shouldn't be -- why not check someone out beforehand instead of going on a potentially disastrous date with a thrice-divorced "self-employed" poet?Small-business owners would do well to treat their attorney hunt similarly.Lawyers in Love is the premier online dating site for professional singles - lawyers, law students, and legal professionals looking to match other lawyers, law students and legal professionals.If you are still working during happy hours and other social events, if weekends are devoted to writing briefs or studying for your next law school exam, you will love this unique opportunity to find romance on the Web.