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Advertising

  • Lawyers May use Groupon, with Certain Caveats, Formal Opinion 465
  • Lawyer websites require compliance with ethics rules on information about legal services and care as to truthfulness of information given, Formal Opinion 10-457

Advice to client

Arbitration and Mediation

Assisting the Unauthorized Practice of Law: 

  • Prosecutor may not furnish letterhead to collection agency for use in seeking payment where no prosecutor reviews facts of situation, Formal Opinion 469

Attorney-client privilege

see Confidentiality

Bail

see also Fees

see also Client perjury

Collections

  • Prosecutor may not furnish letterhead to collection agency for use in seeking payment where no prosecutor reviews facts of situation, Formal Opinion 469

Communication with adverse persons

see also Communication with corporate employees

  • Misconduct discovered during in-house ethics consultation must be disclosed to the client if it is related to the representation, Formal Opinion 08-453
  • Fact of In-House ethics consultation need not be communicated to client unless the results require informing the client, Formal Opinion 08-453
  • When served with Subpoena, Formal Opinion 473

Competence

Confidentiality

see also Disclosure

Contact with with Jurors

Contingent fees

see also In-house counsel

Electronic Social Media

see also Division of fees, Arbitration and Mediation

see also Corporate counsel

Internet

Judges

Letterhead

  • Prosecutor may not furnish letterhead to collection agency for use in seeking payment where no prosecutor reviews facts of situation, Formal Opinion 469

Legal Malpractice

Misconduct

Sale of a Law Practice

  • Seller may assist buyer in transition of practice despite provision requiring her to cease practice; client may not be charged for the transitioning work, Formal Opinion 468

Scope of Representation

Sex with clients

Social Media


Supervisory Duties
  • Prosecutors: Prosecutors with managerial authority must adopt policies to ensure compliance with rules; prosecutors with supervisory authority must ensure compliance with rules, Formal Opinion 467

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