When representing an organization, substantial and meaningful contact with its officers, employees or other constituents is essential to effective legal representation of the client. However, attorneys must tread carefully. Today, the constituent might be the source of vital information as a representative of the client. Tomorrow, that same constituent might be adverse to the client in a lawsuit. The lawyer has the responsibility of preempting the formation of an attorney-client relationship with the constituent at the start, where such a relationship is not intended. ...

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