“Butler-style” representation, under which the sequaciously servile lawyer does whatever the client wants and then cites that client’s command as a shield to the improper actions has no place in bankruptcy court or in any court.”
The above quote is taken from a recent bankruptcy court case in Nevada, In Re Blue Pine Group, Inc., and it points out the responsibility that a bankruptcy attorney has not only to his or her client, but to the court.
In rare cases, if the attorney and client can not agree on a course of action, and the attorney knows that course of action to be ethically improper or legally wrong, then it may be necessary for the attorney to withdraw from representation of the client. Most judges understand that these situations do occur, and when explained properly, will allow the attorney to withdraw.
If you are the client of a bankruptcy lawyer, follow their advice … they are there to help guide you through the process and quickly and smoothly as possible.
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