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Dissolution of Law Firm

Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 11 0003 considers: Upon dissolution of a law firm, what duties does an attorney formerly affiliated with the firm owe to a client on whose behalf he or she provided legal services if the attorney will no longer be representing the client following dissolution?  What duties does she owe to the client if she had no connection with or knowledge of the client prior to dissolution of the firm?  Do those duties differ depending on the nature of the attorney’s position with the firm?

Deceitful Conduct

Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 11-0002 considers: Has an attorney engaged in deceitful conduct by not alerting opposing counsel of: (A) an apparent material error made by opposing counsel in contract language; or (B) a material change made by the attorney in contract language?