Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Table of Contents


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    Table of Contents


    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


    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


    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