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The New Rules Guide - Rule by Rule

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

ISBA/CBA Committee on Ethics 2000 - Revised Final Report (2004)

Committee on Professional Responsibility (2007)

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS TO RULES

PREAMBLE AND SCOPE  

CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP (Rules 1.0 to 1.18)

Rule 1.0 Terminology  New

Rule 1.1 Competence

Rule 1.2 Scope of Representation And Allocation of Authority Between Client and Lawyer

Rule 1.3 Diligence

Rule 1.4 Communication

Rule 1.5 Fees

Rule 1.6 Confidentiality of Information

Rule 1.7 Conflict of Interest: Current Clients

Rule 1.8 Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules

Rule 1.9 Duties to Former Clients

Rule 1.10 Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule

Rule 1.11 Special Conflicts of Interest for Former & Current Government Officers and Employees

Rule 1.12 Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral

Rule 1.13 Organization as Client

Rule 1.14 Client With Diminished Capacity

Rule 1.15 Safekeeping Property

Rule 1.16 Declining or Terminating Representation

Rule 1.17 Sale of Law Practice

Rule 1.18 Duties to Prospective Client  New

COUNSELOR (Rules 2.1 to 2.4)

Rule 2.1 Advisor

Rule 2.2 Intermediary (Deleted)

Rule 2.3 Evaluation for Use by Third Persons

Rule 2.4 Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutral  New

 ADVOCATE (Rules 3.1 to 3.9)

Rule 3.1 Meritorious Claims and Contentions

Rule 3.2 Expediting Litigation

Rule 3.3 Candor Toward the Tribunal

Rule 3.4 Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel

Rule 3.5 Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal

Rule 3.6 Trial Publicity

Rule 3.7 Lawyer as Witness

Rule 3.8 Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor

Rule 3.9 Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings  New

 TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN CLIENTS (Rules 4.1 to 4.4)

Rule 4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others

Rule 4.2 Communication With Person Represented by Counsel

Rule 4.3 Dealing With Unrepresented Person

Rule 4.4 Respect for Rights of Third Persons

 LAW FIRMS AND ASSOCIATIONS (Rules 5.1 to 5.7)

Rule 5.1 Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers

Rule 5.2 Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer

Rule 5.3 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants

Rule 5.4 Professional Independence of a Lawyer

Rule 5.5 Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law

Rule 5.6 Restrictions on Right to Practice

Rule 5.7 Responsibilities Regarding Law-Related Services  Reserved; Not Adopted in Illinois

 PUBLIC SERVICE (Rules 6.1 to 6.5)

Rule 6.1 Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service  Reserved; Not Adopted in Illinois

Rule 6.2 Accepting Appointments

Rule 6.3 Membership in Legal Services Organization

Rule 6.4 Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests

Rule 6.5 Nonprofit and Court-Annexed Limited Legal Services Programs  New

INFORMATION ABOUT LEGAL SERVICES (Rules 7.1 to 7.6)

Rule 7.1 Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services

Rule 7.2 Advertising

Rule 7.3 Direct Contact With Prospective Clients 

Rule 7.4 Communication of Fields of Practice and Specialization

Rule 7.5 Firm Names and Letterheads

Rule 7.6 Political Contributions to Obtain government Legal Engagements or Appointments by Judges Reserved; Not Adopted in Illinois

 MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE PROFESSION (Rules 8.1 to 8.5)

Rule 8.1 Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters

Rule 8.2 Judicial and Legal Officials

Rule 8.3 Reporting Professional Misconduct

Rule 8.4 Misconduct

Rule 8.5 Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law

 

 

 
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