Thirteen (13) proposed amended Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California developed by the State Bar's Special Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct
Comment Deadline: June 6, 2008
Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 05-0001 (Modification of an Attorney Fee Agreement)
Comment Deadline: August 1, 2008
Ethics Alert: The New Limited Exception to the Professional Duty to Protect Client Confidences and Secrets (23.5KB)
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State Bar Formal Opinion No. 2008-175: What are a successor attorney's ethical obligations when her client in a contingency fee matter instructs her not to notify prior counsel, who has a valid lien against the recovery, of the fact or the amount of a settlement?