Practice Tools

ISBA Ethics Opinions on Prosecutors


  • Tendering plea agreements to unrepresented defendants : 14-02
  • Fee sharing upon partner becoming government prosecutor : 03-06
  • Concurrent representation of civil and criminal defendants while acting as special prosecutor in same jurisdiction : 94-16
  • Ex parte communication to obtain emergency relief : 93-12
  • Prosecutor leases office space to lawyers who may represent clients adverse to prosecutor : 93-08
  • Representation of defendant in civil litigation after prosecution of same defendant in same or related matter : 92-19
  • Representation of prosecutors in civil matter unrelated to their office while opposing them on behalf of criminal defendants : 92-18
  • Lawyer non-profit organization board member support of legislative initiative adverse to client : 91-27
  • Part-time county prosecutor representing criminal defendants in adjacent counties : 91-22
  • Part-time public defender prosecuting appeals on behalf of State Appellate Prosecutors Office in unrelated matters : 91-01
  • Part-time county prosecutor representing prisoners in civil rights cases against law enforcement officers in adjacent counties : 90-29
  • Prosecutor’s communication with, and initiated by, defendant without consent of defendants lawyer : 89-04
  • Prosecutor’s acceptance of referral fee for violation of county ordinance : 89-02
  • State’s Attorney communication with represented defendant : 88-10
  • Lawyers within same firm acting as criminal defense counsel and part-time county prosecutors in unrelated matters : 86-04
  • Part-time prosecutor primarily in civil matters representing criminal defendants in adjacent counties : 86-02
  • County prosecutor responsible for family court matters representing private clients in same county : 871
  • Representation of client in personal injury matter by firm that includes former county prosecutors of same client arising out of same facts : 84-05
  • Part-time municipal prosecutor representing criminal defendants in same county : 852
  • Part-time prosecutor representing clients in matters before county board : 789
  • Partner of part-time county prosecutor in civil matter representing criminal defendant : 729