Why Most Lawyers Do Not Have a Duty to be “Zealous Advocates”

Twice I have heard speakers at my state bar’s annual convention cite to a lawyer’s ethical duty to be a “zealous advocate” when representing a client.  That all lawyers have an ethical duty to be zealous advocates is just something that everyone knows to be factually correct.  Right? Well, not exactly. The plain fact is that the duty of zealous advocacy has […]