Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Table of Contents

MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

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Russian Translation (2009)


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Table of Contents


Rules

Rule 1.0       Terminology

Client-Lawyer Relationship

Rule 1.1       Competence
Rule 1.2       Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority Between Client and Lawyer
Rule 1.3       Diligence
Rule 1.4       Communications
Rule 1.5       Fees
Rule 1.6       Confidentiality of Information
Rule 1.7       Conflict of Interest: Current Clients
Rule 1.8       Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules
Rule 1.9       Duties to Former Clients
Rule 1.10     Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule
Rule 1.11     Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Officers and Employees
Rule 1.12     Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral
Rule 1.13     Organization as Client
Rule 1.14     Client with Diminished Capacity
Rule 1.15     Safekeeping Property
Rule 1.16     Declining or Terminating Representation
Rule 1.17     Sale of Law Practice
Rule 1.18     Duties to Prospective Client

Counselor

Rule 2.1       Advisor
Rule 2.2       (Deleted)
Rule 2.3       Evaluation for Use by Third Persons
Rule 2.4       Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutral

Advocate

Rule 3.1      Meritorious Claims and Contentions
Rule 3.2      Expediting Litigation
Rule 3.3      Candor toward the Tribunal
Rule 3.4      Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel
Rule 3.5      Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal
Rule 3.6      Trial Publicity
Rule 3.7      Lawyer as Witness
Rule 3.8      Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor
Rule 3.9      Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings

Transactions with Persons Other Than Clients

Rule 4.1      Truthfulness in Statements to Others
Rule 4.2      Communication with Person Represented by Counsel
Rule 4.3      Dealing with Unrepresented Person
Rule 4.4      Respect for Rights of Third Persons

  Law Firms and Associations

Rule 5.1      Responsibilities of a Partner or Supervisory Lawyer
Rule 5.2      Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer
Rule 5.3      Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance
Rule 5.4      Professional Independence of a Lawyer
Rule 5.5      Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practiceof Law
Rule 5.6      Restrictions on Rights to Practice
Rule 5.7      Responsibilities Regarding Law-related Services

Public Service

Rule 6.1      Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service
Rule 6.2      Accepting Appointments
Rule 6.3      Membership in Legal Services Organization
Rule 6.4      Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests
Rule 6.5      Nonprofit and Court Annexed Limited Legal Services Programs

Information About Legal Services

Rule 7.1      Communication Concerning a Lawyer's Services
Rule 7.2      Advertising
Rule 7.3      Solicitation of Clients
Rule 7.4      Communication of Fields of Practice and Specialization
Rule 7.5      Firm Names and Letterhead
Rule 7.6      Political Contributions to Obtain Legal Engagements or Appointments by Judges

Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession

Rule 8.1      Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters
Rule 8.2      Judicial and Legal Officials
Rule 8.3      Reporting Professional Misconduct
Rule 8.4      Misconduct
Rule 8.5      Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law

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