Ethics Opinion 921
An advertisement that an attorney can "stop" a foreclosure proceeding is prohibited as false, misleading and deceptive. If the advertisement were modified to make it accurate, it would have to be accompanied by a disclaimer that prior results to not guarantee a similar outcome.
Ethics Opinion 922
Lawyer may represent prospective client in litigation that could involve impleading former clients if current litigation is not substantially related to the matters on which the lawyer represented those former clients. However, in the impleader action, lawyer may not be able to reveal or use certain information relating to the former clients.
Ethics Opinion 923
An individual whose purpose in communicating with an attorney is to defraud that attorney rather than to obtain legal services is not a client or prospective client entitled to confidentiality, and it would not violate any ethical rules for the attorney to disclose relevant information to investigators.
Ethics Opinion 924
An attorney may accept appointment as a referee in a mortgage foreclosure proceeding where a client of the attorney holds a judgment on the mortgaged property, provided that the attorney complies with obligations of disclosure, recusal, and the revelation or use of information relating to the client.
Ethics Opinion 925
Conflicts of interest arising from business relationships between defense counsel and prosecutors and imputation of the conflict to partners of defense counsel.
Ethics Opinion 927
Lawyer may not ethically enter into arrangement with a non-lawyer to accept referrals for a fixed monthly fee for each case referred where case has been obtained by telephonic solicitation.
Ethics Opinion 928
Use of the term “Project” or “Law Center” in the name of a qualified legal assistance organization.
Ethics Opinion 929
Designation of Patent Attorney on Business Card; Inactive Status and Designation of Specialty
Ethics Opinion 931
Law firm of solo practitioner cannot include “and Associates” based on employment of paralegal
Ethics Opinion 932
A lawyer's photograph may be on the lawyer's business card. A lawyer may recommend other service providers provided that there is an appropriate disclaimer.
Ethics Opinion 933
A lawyer may conduct a law practice and a real estate brokerage business in the same office, and may advertise them together provided that the advertising is neither false nor misleading, but may not act as lawyer and broker in the same transaction.
Ethics Opinion 935
A Public Defender or Assistant Public Defender can represent private clients as part of a separate private practice in the same Criminal Court in which he or she appears in a public defender capacity.
Ethics Opinion 936
Whether a law firm may designate a departing name partner as “Special Counsel” after removing his name from the firm name depends on the level of his continuing involvement with the firm and its clients.
Ethics Opinion 937
A law firm may cooperate with a local hospital to include promotional gifts branded with the law firm's logo in a welcome package distributed to all patients.
Ethics Opinion 938
Law firm ownership of business that provides nonlegal services and pays for "leads"
Ethics Opinion 939
Maintaining confidentiality of client information as between independent lawyers sharing office space and computer
Ethics Opinion 940
Use of off-site backup tapes to store a client's confidential information; retention of files in original paper form
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