Bar Rules


Ethics & Discipline / Current Rules / Part IV (After January 1 / 2001) - Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct (also includes Disciplinary Proceedings and Advisory Opinion rules) / CHAPTER 1 GEORGIA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ENFORCEMENT THEREOF

Rules: Client-Lawyer Relationship

1.1 Competence
1.2 Scope of Representation
1.3 Diligence
1.4 Communication
1.5 Fees
1.6 Confidentiality of Information
1.7 Conflict of Interest: General Rule
1.8 Conflict of Interest: Prohibited Transactions
1.9 Conflict of Interest: Former Client
1.10 Imputed Disqualification: General Rule
1.11 Successive Government and Private Employment
1.12 Former Judge or Arbitrator
1.13 Organization as Client
1.14 Client under a Disability
1.15(I) Safekeeping Property - General
1.15(II) Safekeeping Property - Trust Account and IOLTA
1.15(III) Record Keeping; Trust Account Overdraft Notification; Examination of Records
1.16 Declining or Terminating Representation
1.17 Sale of Law Practice


2.1 Advisor
2.2 Intermediary
2.3 Evaluation for Use by Third Persons


3.1 Meritorious Claims and Contentions
3.2 Expediting Litigation
3.3 Candor toward the Tribunal
3.4 Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel
3.5 Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal
3.6 Trial Publicity
3.7 Lawyer as Witness
3.8 Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor
3.9 Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings

Transactions with Persons Other Than Clients

4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others
4.2 Communication with Person Represented by Counsel
4.3 Dealing with Unrepresented Person
4.4 Respect for Rights of Third Persons

Law Firms and Associations

5.1 Responsibilities of a Partner or Supervisory Lawyer
5.2 Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer
5.3 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants
5.4 Professional Independence of a Lawyer
5.5 Unauthorized Practice of Law
5.6 Restrictions on Right to Practice
5.7 Restrictions Regarding Law-related Services

Public Service

6.1 Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service
6.2 Accepting Appointments
6.3 Membership in Legal Services Organization
6.4 Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests

Information About Legal Services

7.1 Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services
7.2 Advertising
7.3 Direct Contact with Prospective Clients
7.4 Communication of Fields of Practice
7.5 Firm Names and Letterheads

Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession

8.1 Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters
8.2 Judicial and Legal Officials
8.3 Reporting Professional Misconduct
8.4 Misconduct
8.5 Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law


9.1 Reporting Requirements
9.2 Settlement of Claims
9.3 Cooperation with Disciplinary Authorities
9.4 Reciprocal Discipline
9.5 Lawyer as a Public Official

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