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ISBA Ethics Opinions on Reporting Lawyer Misconduct


  • Reporting lawyer misconduct while serving as an arbitrator or mediator : 11-01
  • Fee dispute : 01-04
  • Discovery abuses : 98-05
  • Discharged lawyer contacting represented former client, duty to report : 96-09
  • Duty to report conduct of non-Illinois lawyer : 94-23
  • Duty to report conflicts of interest : 93-20
  • Duty to report improper financial assistance to client : 93-03
  • Duty to report age impaired incompetent lawyer : 92-12
  • Duty to report opposing lawyers threat against client to pursue criminal prosecution : 91-29
  • Duty to report information learned through privileged communication : 91-23
  • Publicity concerning report to disciplinary agency : 91-19
  • Duty to report client’s prior attorney’s fraud : 91-07
  • Duty to report threats of criminal prosecution : 90-36
  • Duty to report triggered by actual knowledge : 90-28
  • Duty to report information gained during the attorney-client relationship and which has already been reported by others : 90-08
  • Duty to report claims of ineffective assistance of counsel : 89-07
  • Duty to report conduct of disbarred lawyer : 88-17