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1. Powers of courts and other bodies to regulate lawyers 2. Admission to the profession 3. Regulation after admission—lawyer discipline 4. Mandatory and permissive reporting of professional misconduct 5. Unauthorized practice of law—by lawyers and nonlawyers 6. Multijurisdictional practice 7. Fee division with a nonlawyer 8. Law firm and other forms of practice 9. Responsibilities of partners, managers, supervisory and subordinate lawyers 10. Restrictions on right to practice
A. Formation of client-lawyer relationship B. Scope, objective, and means of the representation C. Decision-making authority—actual and apparent D. Counsel and assistance within the bounds of the law E. Termination of the client-lawyer relationship F. Client-lawyer contracts G. Communications with the client H. Fees
A. Attorney-client privilege B. Work-product doctrine C. Professional obligation of confidentiality D. Disclosures expressly or impliedly authorized by client E. Other exceptions to the confidentiality rule
A. Current client conflicts—multiple clients and joint representation B. Current client conflicts—lawyer’s personal interest or duties C. Former client conflicts D. Prospective client conflicts E. Imputed conflicts F. Acquiring an interest in litigation G. Business transactions with clients H. Third-party compensation and influence I. Lawyers currently or formerly in government service J. Former judge, arbitrator, mediator, or other third-party neutral
A. Maintaining competence B. Competence necessary to undertake representation C. Exercising diligence and care D. Civil liability to client, including malpractice E. Civil liability to nonclients F. Limiting liability for malpractice G. Malpractice insurance and risk prevention
A. Meritorious claims and contentions B. Expediting litigation C. Candor to the tribunal D. Fairness to opposing party and counsel E. Impartiality and decorum of the tribunal F. Trial publicity G. Lawyer as witness
A. Truthfulness in statements to others B. Communications with represented persons C. Communications with unrepresented persons D. Respect for rights of third persons E. Lawyer as advisor F. Lawyer as evaluator G. Lawyer as negotiator H. Lawyer as arbitrator, mediator, or other third-party neutral I. Prosecutors and other government lawyers J. Lawyer appearing in nonadjudicative proceeding K. Lawyer representing an entity or other organization
A. Advertising and other public communications about legal services B. Solicitation—direct contact with prospective clients C. Group legal services D. Referrals E. Communications regarding fields of practice and specialization
A. Voluntary pro bono service B. Accepting appointments C. Serving in legal services organizations D. Law reform activities affecting client interests E. Criticism of judges and adjudicating officials F. Political contributions to obtain engagements or appointments G. Improper influence on government officials H. Maintaining the independence and impartiality of the judiciary I. Performing the duties of judicial office impartially, competently, and diligently