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Cases

  • Eubank v. Pella Corp., 753 F.3d 718 (7th Cir. 2014).
  • In re Williams, 89 A.3d 130 (D.C. 2014).
  • So v. Suchanek, 670 F.3d 1034 (D.C. Cir. 2012).
  • D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Committee, Formal Op. 362 (2012).
  • D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Committee, Formal Op. 361 (2011).
  • In re Truman, 7 N.E.3d 260 (Ind. 2014).
  • Order of Public Reprimand, Iowa Supreme Ct. Atty. Disc. Bd v. Klima, No. 13-1815 (Iowa Jan. 3, 2014).
  • In re Colodne, 987 N.Y.S.2d 387 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014).
  • In re Novins, 986 N.Y.S.2d 53 (N.Y. App. Div. May 13, 2014).
  • In re Reneer, 325 P.3d 104 (Utah 2014).
  • In re Hall, No. 31322-1-III, 2014 WL 4218166 (Wash. Ct. App. Aug. 26, 2014).
  • Santiago v. Evans, 547 F. App'x. 923 (11th Cir. 2013).
  • Order of Indefinite Suspension, In re Doherty, No. BD-2012-061 (Mass. Aug. 2, 2013).
  • Michigan State Bar, Informal Op. RI-363 (2013).
  • Kaye v. Rosefielde, 75 A.3d 1168 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2013).
  • In re K.F., 72 A.3d 908 (Vt. 2013).
  • VA. RULES OF PROF'L CONDUCT R. 5.4 (2000) (amended 2013).
  • Order of Suspension, In re Scott, No. 09PR0102 (Ill. Oct. 8, 2012).
  • Oasis West Realty, LLC v. Goldman, 250 P.3d 1115 (Cal. 2011).
  • Fair v. Bakhtiari, 125 Cal. Rptr. 3d 765 (Cal. Ct. App. 2011).

Mississippi

The Mississippi Rules of Prof’l Conduct R. 6.5 was created in 2011 to provide guidance on nonprofit and court annexed limited legal services programs. The new rules states:

  • (a) A lawyer who, under the auspices of a program sponsored by a nonprofit organization or court, provides short-term limited pro bono legal services to a client without expectation by either the lawyer or the client that the lawyer will provide continuing representation in the matter: (1) is subject to Rules 1.7 and 1.9(a) only if the lawyer knows that the representation of the client involves a conflict of interest; and (2) is subject to Rule 1.10 only if the lawyer knows that another lawyer associated with the lawyer in a law firm is disqualified by Rule 1.7 or 1.9(a) with respect to the matter.
  • (b) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(2), Rule 1.10 is inapplicable to a representation governed by this Rule. MISS. RULES OF PROF'L CONDUCT R. 6.5 (1987) (amended 2011).

 

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