A ghost lawyer is a lawyer who writes for other lawyers without assuming credit. Ghost lawyers often offer their services to other lawyers who need help on a project-by-project basis without wanting to take on a full associate. There are concerns about the ethics of ghost lawyers with regard to pro se litigants, but most states permit the practice.
Notes and references
- Schoenthal, Allison. "Ethics of Ghost Lawyering". New York Legal Ethics. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "STANDING COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CONDUCT". State Bar of Nevada. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-10-22.