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A.G. Harmon, clinical associate professor of law, talks about the ethical obligations of a lawyer. See below.

When Ethics Conflict with the Law

From: Patheos Press 
Date: Aug 8, 2016
Author: A.G. Harmon

Among the courses that I teach is Professional Responsibility—Legal Ethics—which is a subject covered on every state bar exam in the country. The professional code of ethics—the Model Rules of Professional Conduct—sets out in statutory form a log of rules that cover such varied topics as candor to the tribunal and third parties, conflicts of interest between former, current, and prospective clients, the safekeeping of client property, and a list of deeds that amount to lawyerly misconduct. Falling afoul of these rules puts the attorney in danger of a range of penalties, from private reprimand all the way up to disbarment.

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