Practice Tools

ISBA Ethics Opinions on Communication with Represented Person


  • Direct communication with government representatives : 13-09
  • Obligation of lawyer acting as a Guardian ad litem in adoption proceeding to contact petitioners' counsel prior to interviewing petitioners or minors at issue : 13-06
  • Communications with current and former corporate constituents : 09-01
  • Communication with represented party in employment negotiations : 04-02
  • Lawyer for lending institution seeking to represent already represented borrower : 99-03
  • Discharged lawyer contacting represented former client, duty to report : 96-09
  • Threatening disciplinary prosecution to gain advantage in ordinance violation matter and communicating with represented government party : 95-12
  • Communication with elected government officials : 92-03
  • Lawyer communication with adverse party’s in-house counsel without knowledge of adverse party’s retained private counsel : 91-21
  • Prosecutor’s communication with, and initiated by, defendant without consent of defendants lawyer : 89-04
  • State’s Attorney communication with represented defendant : 88-10
  • Notice required by agreement directly to opposing person : 85-05
  • Communications with represented government entity : 794