Disclosure of client billing records to firm’s financial institution
Duty to report age impaired incompetent lawyer
Duty to disclose theft of estate assets by guardian
Duties of public defenders to inform clients of unrelated investigations
Disclosure to Court that client is no longer in contact with lawyer
Lawyer advised, or in possession, of client incriminating physical evidence by third person.
Lawyer representing interests adverse to former client and using confidential, but public, information
Duty to report client’s spouse apparent IRS fraud
Lawyer advising court of knowledge of privileged information affecting guilt/innocence of client
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