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CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP

Rule 1.1 - Competence

    FAO No. 86-5
    FAO No. 93-3
    FAO No. 00-2
    FAO No. 05-13
    FAO No. 11-1

Rule 1.2 - Scope of Representation

    SDB No. 17
    SDB No. 26
    SDB No. 39
    SDB No. 40
    SDB No. 41
    FAO No. 87-1
    FAO No. 05-7
    FAO No. 05-10
    FAO No. 10-2

Rule 1.3 - Diligence

    FAO No. 87-1
    FAO No. 97-3
    FAO No. 11-1

Rule 1.4 - Communication

    FAO No. 03-2
    FAO No. 03-3
    FAO No. 05-9

Rule 1.5 - Fees

    SDB No. 21
    SDB No. 29
    SDB No. 36
    SDB No. 37
    SDB No. 39
    SDB No. 45
    SDB No. 47
    FAO No. 86-7
    FAO No. 91-2
    FAO No. 93-3
    FAO No. 95-1
    FAO No. 01-1
    FAO No. 03-1
    FAO No. 05-5
    FAO No. 05-9
    FAO No. 05-13
    FAO No. 11-1 

Rule 1.6 - Confidentiality of Information

    SDB No. 17
    SDB No. 27
    SDB No. 41
    SDB No. 42
    SDB No. 49
    FAO No. 95-1
    FAO No. 97-2
    FAO No. 03-2
    FAO No. 03-3
    FAO No. 05-5
    FAO No. 05-9
    FAO No. 05-10
    FAO No. 07-1
    FAO No. 10-2

Rule 1.7 - Conflict of Interest: General Rule

    SDB No.16
    SDB No. 29
    SDB No. 30
    SDB No. 38
    FAO No. 86-3
    FAO No. 86-7
    FAO No. 91-1
    FAO No. 93-3
    FAO No. 95-1
    FAO No. 97-2
    FAO No. 98-3
    FAO No. 98-4
    FAO No. 99-2
    FAO No. 03-2
    FAO No. 03-3
    FAO No. 05-3
    FAO No. 05-7
    FAO No. 05-9
    FAO No. 05-11
    FAO No. 10-2
    FAO No. 11-1

Rule 1.8 - Conflict of Interest:  Prohibited Transactions

    SDB No. 35
    SDB No. 46
    FAO No. 86-7
    FAO No. 93-3
    FAO No. 95-1
    FAO No. 96-1
    FAO No. 97-2
    FAO No. 99-2
    FAO No. 03-3
    FAO No. 05-2
    FAO No. 05-5
    FAO No. 05-7
    FAO No. 05-8
    FAO No. 05-9
    FAO No. 11-1
    FAO No. 13-2

Rule 1.9 - Conflict of Interest:  Former Client

    FAO No. 97-2
    FAO No. 03-2
    FAO No. 05-9
    FAO No. 10-2

Rule 1.10 - Imputed Disqualification

    FAO No. 86-3
    FAO No. 97-2
    FAO No. 98-4
    FAO No. 05-9
    FAO No. 05-13

Rule 1.11 - Successive Government and Private Employment

Rule 1.12 - Former Judge or Arbitrator

    SDB No. 38
    FAO No. 05-3

Rule 1.13 - Organization as Client

Rule 1.14 - Client under a Disability
          FAO No. 10-2

    Rule 1.15(I) - Safekeeping Property: General Rule

          FAO No. 98-2

    Rule 1.15(II) - Safekeeping Property: Trust Account and IOLTA

        FAO No. 04-1

    Rule 1.15(III) - Record Keeping; Trust Account Overdraft Notification;
    Examination of Records


        FAO No. 04-1

    Rule 1.16 - Declining or Terminating Representation

        SDB No. 17
        FAO No. 87-5
        FAO No. 93-4
        FAO No. 95-1
        FAO No. 96-1
        FAO No. 97-3
        FAO No. 03-1
        FAO No. 10-2
        FAO No. 11-1
        FAO No. 13-2

    Rule 1.17 - Sale of Law Practice

        FAO No. 05-4

    LAWYER AS A COUNSELOR

    Rule 2.1 - Advisor

        FAO No. 00-2

    Rule 2.2 - Intermediary

        FAO No. 86-3
        FAO No. 97-2
        FAO No. 98-4
        FAO No. 99-2
        FAO No. 05-9

    Rule 2.3 - Evaluation for Use by Third Persons

    LAWYER AS AN ADVOCATE (MATTER BEFORE A TRIBUNAL)

    Rule 3.1 - Meritorious Claims and Contentions

        FAO No. 87-1

    Rule 3.2 - Expediting Litigation

    Rule 3.3 - Candor toward the Tribunal

        FAO No. 05-10

    Rule 3.4 - Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel

        SDB No. 26
        SDB No. 35
        SDB No. 40
        SDB No. 46
        SDB No. 48
        FAO No. 05-10

    Rule 3.5 - Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal

        FAO No. 89-2
        FAO No. 05-3
        FAO No. 05-10
        FAO No. 05-12

    Rule 3.6 - Trial Publicity

    Rule 3.7 - Lawyer as Witness

               FAO No. 10-2

    Rule 3.8 - Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor

        FAO No. 93-3
        FAO No. 98-3

    Rule 3.9 - Advocate in Non-adjudicative Proceedings

    TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN CLIENTS

    Rule 4.1 - Truthfulness in Statements to Others

        FAO No. 05-10

    Rule 4.2 - Communication with Person Represented by Counsel

        FAO No. 86-4
        FAO No. 87-6
        FAO No. 88-3
        FAO No. 94-3
        FAO No. 98-3
        FAO No. 05-10

    Rule 4.3 - Dealing with Unrepresented Person

        FAO No. 88-3
        FAO No. 05-10

    Rule 4.4 - Respect for Rights of Third Persons

    LAW FIRMS AND ASSOCIATIONS

    Rule 5.1 - Responsibilities of a Partner or Supervisory Lawyer

        FAO No. 05-9
        FAO No. 05-10

    Rule 5.2 - Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer

        SDB No. 21
        SDB No. 23

    Rule 5.3 - Responsibilities Regarding Non-Lawyer Assistants

        SDB No. 5
        SDB No. 19
        SDB No. 21
        SDB No. 49
        FAO No. 86-5
        FAO No. 00-2
        FAO No. 05-10

    Rule 5.4 - Professional Independence of a Lawyer

        SDB No. 21
        SDB No. 30
        SDB No. 49
        FAO No. 86-5
        FAO No. 88-2
        FAO No. 93-3
        FAO No. 95-1
        FAO No. 99-2
        FAO No. 05-4
        FAO No. 05-9
        FAO No. 05-10
        FAO No. 11-1

    Rule 5.5 - Unauthorized Practice of Law

        SDB No. 5
        SDB No. 19
        SDB No. 21
        SDB No. 23
        SDB No. 48
        SDB No. 49
        FAO No. 86-5
        FAO No. 99-2
        FAO No. 00-2
        FAO No. 00-3
        FAO No. 04-1

    Rule 5.6 - Restrictions on Right to Practice

    Rule 5.7 - Restrictions Regarding Law-related Services

        SDB No. 31

    PUBLIC SERVICE

    Rule 6.1 - Voluntary Pro Bono Public Service

    Rule 6.2 - Accepting Appointments

    Rule 6.3 - Membership in Legal Service Organization

    Rule 6.4 - Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests


    INFORMATION ABOUT LEGAL SERVICES

    Rule 7.1 - Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Service

        SDB No. 19
        SDB No. 22
        FAO No. 97-2
        FAO No. 97-3
        FAO No. 98-4
        FAO No. 00-2
        FAO No. 01-1
        FAO No. 05-6

    Rule 7.2 - Advertising

    Rule 7.3 - Direct Contact with Prospective Clients

        FAO No. 94-1
        FAO No. 97-3
        FAO No. 05-6

    Rule 7.4 - Communication of Fields of Practice

        SDB No. 22

    Rule 7.5 - Firm Names and Letterheads

        SDB No. 5
        SDB No. 19
        SDB No. 21
        SDB No. 23
        FAO No. 97-2
        FAO No. 98-4
        FAO No. 05-6

    MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE PROFESSION

    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

        SDB No. 40
        FAO No. 87-1
        FAO No. 97-3
        FAO No. 00-2
        FAO No. 03-3
        FAO No. 05-10
        FAO No. 13-2

    Rule 8.5 - Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law

    MISCELLANEOUS

    Rule 9.1 - Reporting Requirements

    Rule 9.2 - Settlement of Claims

    Rule 9.3 - Cooperation with Disciplinary Authorities

    Rule 9.4 - Reciprocal Discipline

    Rule 9.5 - Lawyer as a Public Official

        SDB No. 16
        FAO No. 93-3



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