Today I am going to talk about a lawyer duty that is just as important as the duty to exercise warm zeal on behalf of a client, but it is a duty that is unknown to the popular culture and rarely touched on in law school. That is the duty to say no to your client, to step in front of a client who is determined to do something stupid, or in violation of the civil or criminal law.
White, James J. "Conclusion: 'If you don't pull up . . .'." Law Quad. Notes 48, no. 2 (2005): 62-4. (Essay based on remarks delivered at the Law School's Honors Convocation, May 2005.)