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Lawyers are uniquely situated to craft the parameters of the client-business relationship, though many forgo the opportunity — or, at least, leave much to interpretation and chance. Perhaps it's just my perspective. In Massachusetts, the rules have only recently been amended to require written fee agreements in most cases; but even when an engagement agreement is in place, many rely on bare templates, or the simplest of documents, to memorialize what the attorney-client relationship means in particular cases. There are, I suppose, any number of reasons why more lawyers don't take full advantage of the ability to define the attorney-client relationship.August 28, 2013 0 5 0