Ask Ms. Ps & Qs

By Professor Nancy Rapoport

Dear Readers:

To continue the new year off right, here’s a discussion about a question that I received:

I get a telephone msg (or email or text) from a client with a legitimate legal question. How long do I, ethically, have to respond? A day, a week? What if I never respond?

I know that each of you is very busy (or at least I hope you are). But the right answer to this is a combination of “it depends on the question” and “do you want to stay busy as . . .

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