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Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers §19. Agreements Limiting Client or Lawyers Duties

1. Subject to other requirements stated in this Restatement, a client and lawyer may agree to limit a duty that a lawyer would otherwise owe to the client if:

  • (a) the client is adequately informed and consents; and

  • (b) the terms of the limitation are reasonable in the circumstances.

2. A lawyer may agree to waive a client’s duty to pay or other duty owed to the lawyer.

Editor’s note: See, Lerner v. Laufer, 359 N.J. Super, 201, 819 A. 2d 471 (App. Div. 2003)

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