Practice Tools

ISBA Ethics Opinions on Law Firm Partnership and Employment Agreements


  • Duties and obligations of departing law firm associate : 12-14
  • Non-compete provision of partnership agreement : 97-09
  • Firm employment agreement requiring execution of promissory note as guarantee lawyer shall not compete with firm after termination of relationship : 93-13
  • Employment agreement prohibiting solicitation of former firm clients : 91-12
  • Departing firm associate communications with client and entitlement to fees : 86-16
  • Lawyer employment agreement requiring departing lawyer to share fees earned from former clients : 84-15
  • Contribution toward physical assets of firm upon election to partnership : 725