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Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 2014 Edition

Publication Year: 2014   Publication Type: Book


The 2014 Edition of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct will provide you with an up-to-date resource for information on lawyer ethics. The Rules, with some variations, have been adopted in 50 jurisdictions. Federal, state, and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in resolving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions, and much more. In this volume, the black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules will help you identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the relationship between you and your clients, your colleagues, and the courts. Convenient tables provide cross-references to corollary provisions of the former ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility. In addition, the new edition includes the most recent ethics opinions issued by the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and an appendix containing a list of amendments to the Rules by date and by Rule. For more information, visit the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility web site at

Table of Contents:

 Title Page
 Commission on Evaluation of Professional Standards
 Chair's Introduction-I
 Commission on Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct
 Chair's Introduction-II
 Preamble and Scope
 1.0 Terminology
 Client-Lawyer Relationship
Transactions with Persons Other than Clients
 Law Firms and Associations
 Public Service
 Information about Legal Services
 Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession
 Appendix A-Subject Guide
 Appendix B-Correlation Tables
 Appendix C-ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility-Composition and Jurisdiction and Rules of Procedure
 Appendix D-ABA Special Committee on Implementation of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
 Appendix E-ABA Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice
 Appendix F-Amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct By Rule (1983-2013)
 Appendix G-Formal Ethics Opinions