§ 81.4. Rules of Professional Conduct.

 The following are the Rules of Professional Conduct:

CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP


Rule


1.0. 
Terminology.
1.1. Competence.
1.2. Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority Between Client and Lawyer.
1.3. Diligence.
1.4. Communication.
1.5. Fees.
1.6. Confidentiality of Information.
1.7. Conflict of Interest: Current Clients.
1.8. Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules.
1.9. Duties to Former Clients.
1.10. Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule.
1.11. Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Officers and Employees.
1.12. Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral.
1.13. Organization as Client.
1.14. Client with Diminished Capacity.
1.15. Safekeeping Property.
1.16. Declining or Terminating Representation.
1.17. Sale of Law Practice.
1.18. Duties to Prospective Clients.
1.19. Lawyers Acting as Lobbyists.

COUNSELOR


2.1. Advisor.
2.2    [Rescinded].
2.3. Evaluation for Use by Third Persons.
2.4. Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutral.

ADVOCATE


3.1. Meritorious Claims and Contentions.
3.2. Expediting Litigation.
3.3. Candor Toward the Tribunal.
3.4. Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel.
3.5. Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal.
3.6. Trial Publicity.
3.7. Lawyer as Witness.
3.8. Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor.
3.9. Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings.
3.10. Issuance of Subpoenas to Lawyers.

TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN CLIENTS


4.1. Truthfulness in Statements to Others.
4.2. Communication with Person Represented by Counsel.
4.3. Dealing with Unrepresented Person.
4.4. Respect for Rights of Third Persons.

LAW FIRMS AND ASSOCIATIONS


5.1. Responsibilities of Partners, Managers and Supervisory Lawyers.
5.2. Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer.
5.3. Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance.
5.4. Professional Independence of a Lawyer.
5.5. Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law.
5.6. Restrictions on Right to Practice.
5.7. Responsibilities Regarding Nonlegal Services.

PUBLIC SERVICE


6.1. Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service.
6.2. Accepting Appointments.
6.3. Membership in Legal Services Organization.
6.4. Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests.
6.5. Nonprofit and Court Appointed Limited Legal Services Programs.

INFORMATION ABOUT LEGAL SERVICES


7.1. Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services.
7.2. Advertising.
7.3. Solicitation of Clients.
7.4. Communication of Fields of Practice and Specialization.
7.5. Firm Names and Letterheads.
7.6    [Rescinded].
7.7. Lawyer Referral Service.

MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE PROFESSION


8.1. Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters.
8.2. Statements Concerning Judges and Other Adjudicatory Officers.
8.3. Reporting Professional Misconduct.
8.4. Misconduct.
8.5. Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law.



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