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The nature and circumstances of a legal problem often dictate whether or not a lawyer will get involved. For example, you should not expect a lawyer to accept representation on your behalf when the lawyer knows that your motives are suspect. A lawyer should not participate in any activity that is instituted solely as a vehicle for harassment, malicious injury or revenge directed at another person, or solely as a means of obtaining a benefit or advantage to which you are not entitled. This does not prevent you from hiring a lawyer with excellent legal knowledge, experience or skills in order to maximize the possibility of attaining your legitimate legal objectives. But the hiring of a lawyer should not be used purely as a scare tactic or threat for frivolous purposes. A lawyer is ethically prohibited from accepting a representation that he or she knows is based upon such motives or participating in conduct or pursuing an objective that is unlawful or that he or she finds repugnant or imprudent.