October 23, 2012
- 45 Attorney and Client
- 45II Retainer and Authority
- 45k64 k. What Constitutes a Retainer.
Under Alabama law, a lawyer, absent consent of client, has no right to assign representation of client to another member of bar; attorneys are not fungible goods that may be traded one for another like pre-adolescent boys trading baseball cards of their sports heroes.
In re Cheriogotis, 188 B.R. 996 (Bankr. M.D. Ala. 1994)