Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct
1. What types of rules are the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct? They are rules of reason
2. Should a lawyer abide by the client’s decisions in all matters of representation? A lawyer shall abide by a client's decisions concerning the objectives of representation and shall consult with the client as to the means by which they are to be pursued. 3. What client information should a lawyer keep confidential and what is the maximum penalty for violating this rule? A lawyer shall maintain in confidence all information gained in the professional relationship with a client, including information which the client has requested to be held inviolate or the disclosure of which would be embarrassing or would likely be detrimental to the client, unless the client gives informed consent, except for disclosures that are impliedly authorized in order to carry out the representation, or are required by these Rules or other law, or by order of the Court. The penalty for not doing so is disbarment.
4. Under what circumstances should a lawyer terminate his representation of a client? 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?
As advisor, a lawyer provides a client with an informed understanding of the client's legal rights and obligations and explains their practical implications.
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 shall be courteous, civil and act in good faith. Maximum penalty is reprimand.
7. Can a lawyer act as both advocate and witness in the same trial? No
8. Should a lawyer communicate with another party whom the...
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