An attorney offered to help his mentally ill client mow her lawn, then charged her $250 an hour for the job. He helped her shop and did other personal errands also. Sometimes, apparently, he brought a paralegal along and charged $125 for the paralegal’s time as well. But even that wasn’t enough, he stole money out of her account as well, over $100,000.
This crime is so clear, but we should remember, in every decision, even the smallest, that lawyering is a profession. Clients trust us to do what’s right for them, not for us. Don’t ever forget that. Always honor the trust.