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Professional Responsibility

Terms in this set (38)

- atty shall not enter into business transaction with client or knowingly acquire ownership, possessory, security or other pecuniary interest adverse to client unless: transaction and terms on which atty acquires the interest are fair and reasonable to the client and are fully disclosed and transmitted in writing to client; client advised in writing of desirability of seeking and is given opportunity to seek advice of independent legal counsel; client gives informed consent in a writing signed by client to essential terms of the transaction and atty's role in transaction
-lawyer shall not use information relating to representation of client to disadvantage of client unless the client gives informed consent
- atty shall not solicit any substantial gift from a client, including a testamentary gift, or prepare on behalf of client an instrument giving the lawyer an substantial gift
- atty shall not make or negotiate agreement giving lawyer literary or media rights to a portrayal or account based in substantial part on info relating to representation
-atty shall not provide financial assistance to a client in connection with pending or contemplated litigation except: may advance court costs and expenses of litigation which will be repaid; atty representing indigent client may pay court costs and expenses of litigation
- atty shall not accept compensation for representing a client from one other than the client unless: client gives informed consent; no interference with atty's independence of professional judgment; info relating to representation protected
-lawyer shall not: make agreement prospectively limiting the lawyer's liability to client for malpractice; settle claim for such liability with an unrepresented client or former client
-atty shall not acquire proprietary interest in cause of action or subject matter of litigation lawyer is conducting for a client except lawyer may: acquire lien authorized by law to secure lawyer's fee; contract with client for reasonable contingent fee
- atty shall not have sex with client unless consensual relationship existed when atty/client relationship commenced