LEO: Representing Mentally Incompetent  LE Op. 463


Representing Mentally Incompetent Client.


July 21, 1982


 EC:7-12 recognizes the additional burden placed upon a lawyer who

represents a client who is mentally impaired. The lawyer may be compelled

to make decisions for the client. It would be wise, however, for the

lawyer to seek appointment of a committee for the client.


Committee Opinion July 21, 1982




See also LE Op. 570.