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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Sahl
In re Kiley
Citation:459 Mass. 645 (2011)
Kiley (Respondent) was a Massachusetts attorney whose firm was representing a client in a medical malpractice claim. The attorney assigned to the case decided to take a sabbatical from the practice of law, and Kiley was appointed to represent that client as successor counsel. Kiley sought to withdraw from representation, but the Massachusetts trial court declined to do so based on the terms of the client contract. Kiley appealed to the Massachusetts Supreme Court.
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