Ethics Rules

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1. Background
* Introduction—nature of profession
* Preamble, scope
2. Law governing lawyers and lawyer discipline—fundamentals * 1.1—competence
* 1.2—scope, direction
* 1.3—diligence
* 1.4—communication w/ clients
* 1.6—confidentiality
* 1.15—holding property
* 5.4—professional independence
* 5.5—unauth’d practice of law; multi-jxn practice
* 8.1—bar admission
* 8.3—obligation to report other’s misconduct
* 8.4—misconduct--violating MRPC is violating 8.4
* 8.5—choice of law provision

Lawyer as professional
3. Responsibility for another lawyer’s conduct
* 1.2—scope of rep’n
* 2.3—evaluation for use by 3rd party
* 5.1—attorneys supervising other attorneys
* 5.1a is firm mgmt.; 5.1b is supervision
* 5.2—subordinate attorneys
* 5.3—supervising non-attorneys
* 8.3—reporting ethics violation

4. Taking a case
* 1.5—payment agreements
* 1.18—prospective clients
* 1.16—withdrawal
* 1.2—scope
* 1.8—personal conflicts—incl payment arrangements
* 1.6
* 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

5. Attracting clients
* 7.1—communications about services
* 7.2—advertising (b—referral)
* 7.3—direct contact w/ prospective clients
* 7.4—communication of fields of practice

6. Pro bono & prof’l service
* 6.1—pro bono “requirement”
* 6.2—court appointment
* 6.3—membership in legal service organizations
* 6.4—law reform activities
* 6.5—relaxes the 1.7, 1.9 obligations

Lawyer as confidante
7. Confidentiality
* 1.2—scope as a limit on confidentiality
* 1.6(a) –don’t reveal
* 1.6(b) –permissive ways when you can breach
* 1—death/imminent harm
* 2—preventing crime/fraud
* 3—prevent financial injury
* 4—securing legal advice
* 5—atty’s own defense
* 6—complying w/ court orders
* 1.6 comment 5: implied authorizations
* 1.9
* 1.13—entities
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