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Porfessional Ethics for Lawyers

Model Standards for Lawyers

Rule 1 Client-Lawyer Relationship

     Rule 1.1       Did the lawyer demonstrate competence?

Rule 1.2       This goes to the Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority Between Client and Lawyer

     Rule 1.3       Did the lawyer exercise diligence in the adjudication your issue?

     Rule 1.4       How well did the lawyer communicate with you?

     Rule1-5 This goes to the fees the lawyer charged.

     Rule1-6  Did the lawyer fail maintain Confidentiality?

     Rule1-7  Was there an issue with conflict of interest?

     Rule1-8  This goes to a specific rules concerning a conflict of interest.

     Rule1-9  Did the lawyer fail to abide by a duty to a former client?

     Rule1-10  This goes to imputed conflicts of interests.  Not so straight forward.   Worth a look.

     Rule1-11  This goes to special conflicts of interest for curreent and former government officers and employees.

     Rule1-12  This section addresses former Judges, Arbitrators, Mediators and other third party neutrals. 

     Rule1-13  This addresses special issues where the lawyer has an organization for a client?

     Rule1-14  This goes to clients with diminished capacity. 

     Rule1-15  Did the lawyer fail to properly handle property in his safekeeping?

     Rule1-16  Rules governing how a lawyer declines or terminates representation. 

     Rule1-17  This goes to the sale of a law practice.

     Rule1-18  This goes to the duties lawyers have to Prospective Clients.

     Rule 2  This goes the duty of learned counsel to give sound advice.  

Rule 2-1

Rule 2-3

Rule 2-4

     Rule 3  This section goes to how the lawyer practiced law. 

     Rule 3-1  Did the lawyer bring false claims? 

     Rule 3-2  Did the lawyer fail to expedite the litigation?

     Rule 3-3  Did the lawyer lie to or mislead the court?

     Rule 3-4  Was the lawyer unfair to te Opposint Party and Cousnel?

     Rule 3-5  Did the lawyer try to improperly influence the tribunal?

     Rule 3-6  This goes to trial publicity.

     Rule 3-7  This addresses the lawyer as a witness.

     Rule 3-8  This addresses special responsibilities of prosecutors.  You can find more on this in the section on the Standards for the Prosecutorial Function on this page.

     Rule 3-9  This goes to behaviors of the lawyer in areas other than court proceedings. 

     Rule 4  This goes to Transactions With Persons Other Than Clients.

Rule 4-1

Rule 4-2

Rule 4-3

Rule 4-4

     Rule 5  This addresses law firms and associations.

Rule 5-       This goes to the responsibilities of partners, managers, and supervisory lawyers.

     Rule 5-2  The responsibilities of subordinate lawyers.

     Rule 5-3  Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants

     Rule 5-4  Professional Independence of the Lawyer

     Rule 5-5  Unauthorized Practice of law and multijurisdictional practice of law.

     Rule 5-6  Restrictions on Right to Practice

     Rule 5-7  Responsicilities regarding law-related services.

     Rule 6  Public Service

Rule 6-1

Rule 6-2

Rule 6-3

Rule 6-4

Rule 7 Information about legal services

     Rule 7-1  Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services

     Rule 7-2  Lawyer Advertising

     Rule 7-3  Direct Contact with Prospective Clients

     Rule 7-4  Communication of Fields of Practice and Specialization

     Rule 7-5  Firm Names and Letterheads

     Rule 7-6  Political Cotributions to Obtain Government Legal Engagements or Appointments by Judges

Rule 8

     Rule 8-1  Bar Admission and Disciplinary Maters

     Rule 8-2  Judicial and Legal Officials

     Rule 8-3  Reporting Profiessional Misconduct

     Rule 8-4  Misconduct

     Rule 8-5  Disciplinary Authoirty; Choice of Law

American Bar Association Standards for The Prosecutorial Function

3-1 General Standards

3-1.2 Function of the Prosecutor

3-1_2 Function of the Prosecutor.html

3-1_3 Conflicts of Interest.html

3-1_4 Public Statements.html

3-1_5 Duty to Respond to Misconduct.html


3-2_1 Prosecution Authority to be Vested in a Public Official.html

3-2_2 Interrelationship of Prosecution Offices Within a State.html

3-2_3 Assuring High Standards of Professional Skill.html

3-2_4 Special Assistants, Investigative Resources, Experts.html

3-2_5 Prosecutor's Handbook; Policy Guidelines and Procedures.html

3-2_6 Training Programs.html

3-2_8 Relations With the Courts and Bar.html

Prompt Disposition of Criminal Charges.html

Relations With Police.html


3-3_1 Investigative Function of Prosecutor.html

3-3_10 Role in First Appearance and Preliminary Hearing.html

3-3_11 Disclosure of Evidence by the Prosecutor.html

3-3_2 Relations With Victims and Prospective Witnesses.html

3-3_3 Relations With Expert Witnesses.html

3-3_4 Decision to Charge.html

3-3_5 Relations with Grand Jury.html

3-3_6 Quality and Scope of Evidence Before Grand Jury.html

3-3_9 Discretion in the Charging Decision.html


3-4_1 Availability for Plea Discussions.html

3-4_2 Fulfillment of Plea Discussions.html

3-4_3 Record of Reasons for Nolle Prosequi Disposition.html

3-5 The Trial

3-5_10 Comments by Prosecutor After Verdict.html

3-5_2 Courtroom Professionalism.html

3-5_3 Selection of Jurors.html

3-5_4 Relations With Jury.html

3-5_5 Opening Statement.html

3-5_6 Presentation of Evidence.html

3-5_7 Examination of Witnesses.html

3-5_8 Argument to the Jury.html

3-5_9 Facts Outside the Record.html


3-6_1 Role in Sentencing.html

3-6_2 Information Relevant to Sentencing.html