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Lawyer must be careful when bringing pro se case with spouse (access required)

If you're an attorney and you and your spouse file a lawsuit pro se, you may have to take some extra precautions to avoid running afoul of ethics rules, especially when it comes to communicating with opposing parties. So said the S.C. Bar's Ethic Advisory Committee in response to an inquiry based on a fact pattern in which a lawyer and his non-lawyer wife represented themselves in a suit against a country club. "Situations in which a lawyer is representing himself and/or his or her spouse do arise but are not that frequent," Professor Nathan Crystal of the Charleston School of Law told Lawyers Weekly in an e-mail.

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