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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.

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Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct

[This edition, compiled by the LII editors, was amended June 26, 2006 and took effect January 1, 2007.]


Introductory Matter

PART 1. CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP

  • Rule 1.1: Competence
  • Rule 1.2: Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority Between Client and Lawyer
  • Rule 1.3: Diligence
  • Rule 1.4: Communication
  • Rule 1.5: Fees
  • Rule 1.6: Confidentiality of Information
  • Rule 1.7: Conflict of Interest: Current Clients
  • Rule 1.8: Conflict of Interest: Prohibited Transactions
  • Rule 1.9: Duties to Former Clients
  • Rule 1.10: Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule
  • Rule 1.11: Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Officers and Employees
  • Rule 1.12: Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral
  • Rule 1.13: Organization as Client
  • Rule 1.14: Client with Diminished Capacity
  • Rule 1.15: Safekeeping Property
  • Rule 1.16: Declining or Terminating Representation
  • Rule 1.17: Sale of Law Practice
  • Rule 1.18: Duties to Prospective Client

PART 2. COUNSELOR

PART 3. ADVOCATE

PART 4. TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN CLIENTS

  • Rule 4.1: Truthfulness in Statements to Others
  • Rule 4.2: Communication with Person Represented by Counsel
  • Rule 4.3: Dealing with Unrepresented Person
  • Rule 4.4: Respect for Rights of Third Persons

PART 5. LAW FIRMS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Rule 5.1: Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers
  • Rule 5.2: Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer
  • Rule 5.3: Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants
  • Rule 5.4: Professional Independence of a Lawyer
  • Rule 5.5: Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Rule 5.6: Restrictions on Right to Practice

PART 6. PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Rule 6.1: Pro Bono Publico Service
  • Rule 6.2: Accepting Appointments
  • Rule 6.3: Membership in Legal Services Organization
  • Rule 6.4: Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests
  • Rule 6.5: Nonprofit and Court-Annexed Limited Legal Services
    Programs

PART 7. INFORMATION ABOUT LEGAL SERVICES

  • Rule 7.1: Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services
  • Rule 7.2: Advertising
  • Rule 7.3: Personal Contact with Prospective Clients
  • Rule 7.4: Communication of Fields of Practice
  • Rule 7.4A: Certification as Specialist
  • Rule 7.4B: Legal Specialization Screening Committee
  • Rule 7.4C: Application by Board or Entity to Certify Lawyers as Specialists
  • Rule 7.5: Firm Names and Letterheads

PART 8. MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE PROFESSION

  • Rule 8.1: Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters
  • Rule 8.2: Judicial and Legal Officials
  • Rule 8.3: Reporting Professional Misconduct
  • Rule 8.4: Misconduct
  • Rule 8.5: Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law