Selection of a Lawyer: Generally

EC 2-8.

Selection of a lawyer by a layman often is the result of the advice and recommendation of third parties-relatives, friends, acquaintances, business associates, or other lawyers. A layman is best served if the recommendation is disinterested and informed. In order that the recommendation be disinterested, a lawyer should not seek to influence another to recommend his employment. A lawyer should not compensate another person for recommending him, for influencing a prospective client to employ him, or to encourage future recommendations.