A relationship of client and lawyer arises when:
1. a person manifests to a lawyer the person’s intent that the lawyer provide legal services for the person; and either
- (a) the lawyer manifests to the person consent to do so; or
- (b) the lawyer fails to manifest lack of consent to do so, and the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that the person reasonably relies on the lawyer to provide the services; or
2. a tribunal with power to do so appoints the lawyer to provide the services.
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