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End-of-life notice: American Legal Ethics Library

As of March 1, 2013, the Legal Information Institute is no longer maintaining the information in the American Legal Ethics Library. It is no longer possible for us to maintain it at a level of completeness and accuracy given its staffing needs. It is very possible that we will revive it at a future time. At this point, it is in need of a complete technological renovation and reworking of the "correspondent firm" model which successfully sustained it for many years.

Many people have contributed time and effort to the project over the years, and we would like to thank them. In particular, Roger Cramton and Peter Martin not only conceived ALEL but gave much of their own labor to it. We are also grateful to Brad Wendel for his editorial contributions, to Brian Toohey and all at Jones Day for their efforts, and to all of our correspondents and contributors. Thank you.

We regret any inconvenience.

Some portions of the collection may already be severely out of date, so please be cautious in your use of this material.


ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct

[This table of contents provides access to both the version of the Model Rules adopted by the ABA House of Delegates, February 5, 2002, in response to the recommendations of the Ethics 2000 Commision, as subsequently amended (the "Current Version") and the prior version of the Model Rules (the "Pre-2002" version). Both versions link to one another.]


The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, including Preamble, Scope, Terminology and Comment, were adopted by the ABA House of Delegates on August 2, 1983, and amended in 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2002.

2002 by the American Bar Association. All rights reserved.


Introductory Matter

PART 1. CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP

PART 2. COUNSELOR

PART 3. ADVOCATE

PART 4. TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN CLIENTS

PART 5. LAW FIRMS AND ASSOCIATIONS

PART 6. PUBLIC SERVICE

PART 7. INFORMATION ABOUT LEGAL SERVICES

PART 8. MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE PROFESSION