Month: October 2013

Ethics Opinion 986

Topic:    Whether it is a conflict of interest for a lawyer who represents a mentally incapacitated client in a Medicaid benefits proceeding to also represent the client’s sister in seeking to petition for a guardianship for the client where the incapacitated client’s stated wishes as to living arrangements are contrary to the sister’s position.

Ethics Opinion 984

Topic:     Conduct that has no substantial purpose other than to cause needless expense

Ethics Opinion 981

Topic:    Payment to lawyer of referral fee for clients who sign up for a security system.