Withholding controlling legal authority from a tribunal as trial strategy
Lawyers discovery that client has submitted false evidence to a tribunal
Collecting a fee in excess of an amount allowed by court order
Disclosure to court of opposing party's potential affirmative defense
Duty to disclose fraudulent indigency affidavit filed by client with the court
Duty to disclose theft of estate assets by guardian
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 purposefully filing actions in improper venue
Lawyer preparing pleadings and advising pro se litigant
Lawyer advising court of knowledge of privileged information affecting guilt/innocence of client
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