Formal Ethics Opinion 00-417 (ebook)

    Formal Ethics Opinion 00-417 (ebook)

    Formal Ethics Opinion 00-417 (ebook)

    Settlement Terms Limiting a Lawyer's Use of Information. Although a lawyer may participate in a settlement agreement that prohibits him from revealing information relating to the representation of his client.
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    The lawyer may not participate or comply with a settlement agreement that would prevent him from using information gained during the representation in later representations against the opposing party, or a related party, except in limited circumstances. An agreement not to use information learned during the representation effectively would restrict the lawyer's right to practice and hence would violate Rule 5.6(b).

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