COLLECTING

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97-04 The requesting attorney has asked whether she may utilize the services of a professional collection agency in collecting accounts receivable from her clients.

94-07 An attorney must seek to further the lawful objective of his client by all reasonable means so long as his client’s sole objective is not to harass or maliciously injure another.

87-13 An attorney may take a mortgage on a client's home to secure payment of unearned but anticipated legal fees and expenses but may not take and record a mortgage unrelated to fees for the sole purpose of frustrating efforts of judgment creditors to collect the client's debts.

84-03 Lawyer employed, on salary, by a collection agency which pockets contingent percentage fee

79-02 State's attorney's participation in effecting collection of a civil debt by use of or threat of criminal prosecution

 

 

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