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There is a section in RI's Rules of Professional Conduct that gives me great pause. I will show you it but think I want to stop at this point and get instate help. This is far too important for me to proceed without any confidence in what I am doing. These are RI's Rules: http://www.courts.ri.gov/supreme/pdf-files/Rules_Of_Professional_Conduct.pdf
This is the section in question:
Limiting Liability and Settling Malpractice Claims
 Agreements prospectively limiting a lawyer's liability for malpractice are prohibited unless
the client is independently represented in making the agreement because they are likely to
undermine competent and diligent representation. Also, many clients are unable to evaluate the
desirability of making such an agreement before a dispute has arisen, particularly if they are
then represented by the lawyer seeking the agreement. Paragraph (h)(1) does not, however,
prohibit a lawyer from entering into an agreement with the client to arbitrate legal malpractice
claims, provided such agreements are enforceable and the client is fully informed of the scope
and effect of the agreement. Nor does this paragraph limit the ability of lawyers to practice in
the form of a limited-liability entity, where permitted by law, provided that each lawyer remains
personally liable to the client for his or her own conduct and the firm complies with any
conditions required by law, such as provisions requiring client notification or maintenance of
adequate liability insurance. Nor does it prohibit an agreement in accordance with Rule 1.2 that
defines the scope of the representation, although a definition of scope that makes the obligations
of representation illusory will amount to an attempt to limit liability.
Thank you anyway.
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