Informed Consent: Central to the Attorney – Client Relationship

Long a familiar concept in medicine (and some medical malpractice cases), informed consent is now (and since July 1, 2007 has been) an official point of emphasis under Connecticut’s Rues of Professional Conduct.  It is important to know the definition of “informed consent” under the Rules, when it is required and when it must be in writing. There are more than 80 references to “informed consent” in the Rules (including commentaries.)  There is no substitute for the reading the Rules and keeping them at hand.  

(One way to take a quick tour of “informed consent” in the Rules is to use Adobe’s find function to go from one instance of “informed consent” to the next.)