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Ethics Opinion 1224

Topic: Conflicts of interest; diminished capacity. Digest: When a lawyer is jointly representing two clients as joint purchasers in a transaction and one of them no longer wishes to proceed, the lawyer cannot continue to represent both clients without violating…
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Ethics Opinion 1223

Topic: Dual practice; Rental of office space Digest: Renting law office space for lawful purposes is a permitted nonlegal business for a lawyer. Where a lawyer who owns a nonlegal services business is providing nonlegal services to persons who are…
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Ethics Opinion 1222

Topic: Non-legal services; mediation; unauthorized practice of law Digest: Lawyers may not jointly own a mediation business with nonlawyers if the mediation business employs lawyers to provide legal services to mediation clients. Lawyers may jointly own a mediation business with…
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Ethics Opinion 1221

Topic: Lawyer reaching out to former clients Digest: A lawyer who has changed law firms may contact clients she represented for estate planning purposes at her previous firm, may inform or remind these former clients that she has joined a…
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Ethics Opinion 1220

Topic: Falsely advertising a partnership among law firms Digest: Separate and independent law firms may not form a PLLC and advertise themselves as members of “ABC Law Group PLLC” because (i) the name would be a false, deceptive or misleading…
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Ethics Opinion 1219

Topic: Part-time county attorney, parole violation hearings, conflicts. Digest: A part-time assistant County Attorney whose office does not handle criminal prosecutions can generally represent defendants in State parole violation hearings. A conflict may arise in particular cases, such as where…
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Ethics Opinion 1218

Topic: Sharing Legal Fees with Former Associate Digest: Subject to any applicable law, a law firm may pay legal fees on particular cases to an attorney formerly affiliated with the firm and now serving in a non-judicial public office for…
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Ethics Opinion 1217

Topic: Law firm name after a partner leaves Digest: A law firm may continue to use the name of a former partner in the firm name where the partner leaves the firm for non-legal employment or becomes “Of Counsel” to…
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Ethics Opinion 1216

Topic: Government lawyer doing consulting work for private company Digest: A government agency lawyer, doing work on behalf of the government in connection with a software contract between the agency and a private company, may not also work as a…
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Ethics Opinion 1215

Topic: Limited scope representation in criminal cases Digest: A law firm may not enter into a retainer agreement in a criminal matter limiting the scope of the firm’s services to pretrial work unless (i) the limitation is reasonable under the…
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