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ISBA Ethics Opinions on Court Obligations


  • Lawyers discovery that client has submitted false evidence to a tribunal : 13-05
  • Collecting a fee in excess of an amount allowed by court order : 13-01
  • Disclosure to court of opposing party's potential affirmative defense : 12-07
  • Duty to disclose fraudulent indigency affidavit filed by client with the court : 95-14
  • Duty to disclose theft of estate assets by guardian : 91-24
  • Disclosure to Court that client is no longer in contact with lawyer : 89-13
  • Lawyer advised, or in possession, of client incriminating physical evidence by third person. : 88-13
  • Lawyer purposefully filing actions in improper venue : 86-10
  • Lawyer preparing pleadings and advising pro se litigant : 85-06
  • Lawyer advising court of knowledge of privileged information affecting guilt/innocence of client : 84-02