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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
    FAO No. 13-1

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
      FAO No. 13-1

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
     FAO No. 13-1

Rule 2.2 - Intermediary

     FAO No. 86-3
     FAO No. 97-2
     FAO No. 98-4
     FAO No. 99-2
     FAO No. 05-9
     FAO No. 10-1

Rule 2.3 - Evaluation for Use by Third Persons

Rule 2.4 – Lawyer Serving as a Third-Party Neutral

Advocate

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. 94-3
     FAO No. 05-10

Rule 4.4 - Respect for Rights of Third Persons

Law Firms And Associations

Rule 5.1 - Responsibilities of Partners, Managers and 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
     FAO No. 13-1

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; Multijurisdictional 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
     FAO No. 13-1

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

Rule 6.5 - Nonprofit & Court-Annexed Limited Legal Services Programs

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. 13-1
     FAO No. 13-2

Rule 8.5 - Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law

Miscellaneous

Rule 9.1 - Reporting Requirements

Rule 9.2 – Restrictions on Filing Disciplinary Complaints

Rule 9.3 - Cooperation with Disciplinary Authorities

Rule 9.4 – Jurisdiction and Reciprocal Discipline

Rule 9.5 - Lawyer as a Public Official

     SDB No. 16
     FAO No. 93-3
 



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