Ethics Opinions

				

2021

ISSUES 1. Rule 7.1 of the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct was recently amended. What firm names are appropriate under...
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ISSUES 1. May a lawyer ethically disclose the name of her client? 2. When is a lawyer prohibited from revealing...
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2020

ISSUE May a lawyer permissibly renegotiate the terms of a flat fee agreement if, after commencing the representation, the circumstances,...
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ISSUE What ethical duties apply to prosecutors and defense lawyers when dealing with victims in domestic violence criminal cases? OPINION...
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2019

ISSUE When does a representation of appointed criminal defense counsel end for purposes of Rule 4.2’s prohibition on a lawyer...
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ISSUE If an individual licensed as an active attorney in another state and in good standing in that state establishes...
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ISSUE Is it permissible for a private lawyer to represent a client against a government department or agency and simultaneously...
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2018

ISSUES 1. To whom are the duties of professional conduct owed? 2. May a Registered Investment Advisory (“RIA”) firm hire...
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2017

ISSUE When a Utah attorney acts as local counsel, what are the Utah attorney's duties under the Utah Rules of...
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ISSUE 1 Is it ethical for a criminal defense attorney who suspects his client is not competent to allow that...
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Issue: Is a lawyer required to report to the Bar a fellow lawyer who orally articulates an anticipated violation of...
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ORDER The Utah State Bar Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee ("EAOC") received a request for an ethics opinion "explaining the limits...
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2016

ISSUE When a client asks a lawyer to modify a fee arrangement, what Utah Rules of Professional Conduct ("URPC") apply?...
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Issues 1. What are the ethical constraints on lawyers settling potential legal malpractice claims or bar complaints with clients? Opinion...
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ISSUE May Wife re-hire Lawyer A at Law Firm C to represent Wife against Husband on various post-decree enforcement issues?...
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2015

ISSUE May an attorney pay an internet service company a nominal fee to bid on potential legal work? May an...
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ISSUE When may a lawyer directly contact a. former employee who had been within the control group of an adverse...
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ISSUE Does an attorney breach a duty of confidentiality to a "client" by sending information about the client's actions and...
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ISSUE   The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole (the "Board") and a private attorney have jointly requested the Ethics   Advisory...
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2014

ISSUE When an Attorney (A) is representing another Lawyer (L) in a legal malpractice or disciplinary action, and Lawyer L...
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ISSUE Do the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit referral agreements between two attorneys that require one of the attorneys...
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ISSUE Under what conditions is it appropriate for a personal injury lawyer to "outsource the calculation, verification and resolution of...
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ISSUE Is an Agreement between a non-lawyer Marketer and a Law Firm where the Marketer conducts telephone marketing to solicit...
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