The Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct makes it clear that attorneys should not take on any work they are not capable of handling. There are many different types of attorneys in Brownsville TX, but not all of them handle the same type of cases.
A lawyer generally should not accept or continue employment in any area of the law in which the lawyer is not and will not be prepared to render competent legal services. Competence is defined in Terminology as possession of the legal knowledge, skill, and training reasonably necessary for the representation. Competent representation contemplates appropriate application by the lawyer of that legal knowledge, skill and training, reasonable thoroughness in the study and analysis of the law and facts, and reasonable attentiveness to the responsibilities owed to the client.