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Clarify: "she has to talk the motion through with you" and "act according to mandate"
What does this sound and look like? Can a lawyer say that the responsibility or "fault" rest with the client if the lawyer's actions are not according to the mandate, based on the lawyer declaring that the client, by not questioning the activity before it goes to court, is demonstrating understanding and agreement to the lawyer's actions? When the lawyer knows that there is a significant difference in the direction and potential outcome, based on the "new strategy" the lawyer submits in the motion, is she required to be very explicit and show the comparison of costs and risks and meaning for all parties, including clients, lawyers, and judges OR is the client required and responsible for making sure the lawyer is not deviating from the client's needs and actively question and be prepared to thoroughly understand the legal meanings and strictly oversee and manage the lawyer's actions?