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Model Rules of Professional Conduct - Table of Contents

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Preamble and Scope

Rule 1.0       Terminology

Client-Lawyer Relationship

Rule 1.1       Competence

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 Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers
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 Right 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      Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services
Rule 7.2      Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services: Specific Rules

Rule 7.3      Solicitation of Clients
Rule 7.4      (Deleted)
Rule 7.5      (Deleted)
Rule 7.6      Political Contributions to Obtain Government 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

Russian Translation (2009)