Counsel’s authority to represent a party

The stakes couldn’t be higher. If counsel has been directed by a third party to use the name of a specific entity, acting as Trustee for an alleged trust, and has no contact or information from the Trust or the Trustee, then on what authority does counsel represent the Trust? Remember there must be some document […]

via Counsel’s Authority to Represent — Livinglies’s Weblog

I know from my own personal experience that this is an important issue as I have also encountered the issue of whether a particular attorney or law firm has the authority to represent the opposing party in everyday civil litigation as well.