Professor Martin S. Varon
BLAW 2200- Section 6
21 October 2014
To find your answers www.gabar.org/barrules/ethicsandprofessionalism/index.cfm1- What types of rules are the Georgia Rules of Professional conduct? Rules of reason
2- Should a lawyer abide by the client's decisions in all matters of representation? Yes, a lawyer shall abide by the clients decisions in all matters. 3- What client information should a lawyer keep confidential and what is the maximum penalty for violating this rule? All information gained in the professional relationship with a client, including requested information with a client, unless given consent by the client with exclusion to disclosures that are authorized or required by these rules, other law, or by order of the court. The maximum penalty is disbarment. 4- Under what circumstances should a lawyer terminate his representation of a client? If the representation will result in violation of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct or other law, the lawyer's physical or mental condition materially impairs the lawyer's ability to represent the client, or the lawyer is discharged. 5- What does it mean for a lawyer to act as an advisor?
A lawyer may refer not only to law but to other considerations such as moral, economic, social and political factors that may be relevant to the client's situation. The lawyer may give more than purely technical legal advice in relevance to the client's situation. 6- How shall a lawyer act to opposing counsel and his or her party in court? What is the maximum penalty for violating this rule? A lawyer cannot unlawfully obstruct another party's access to evidence or unlawfully alter, destroy or conceal a document or other material having potential evidentiary value. A lawyer shall not counsel or assist another person to do any such act. They cannot request a person other than a client to refrain from voluntarily giving relevant information to another party unless the person is a...
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