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Some portions of the collection may already be severely out of date, so please be cautious in your use of this material.

Arkansas Legal Ethics

1.12   Rule 1.12 Former Judge or Arbitrator

1.12:100   Comparative Analysis of Arkansas Rule

1.12:101      Model Rule Comparison

The Arkansas Rule is the same as the Model Rule.

1.12:102      Model Code Comparison

The comparison accepted by the Arkansas Supreme Court is identical to the comparison in the Model Rules.

1.12:200   Former Judge or Arbitrator Representing Client in Same Matter

A former judge should not accept representation in connection with any matter in which he had "substantial responsibility" while serving as the judge. Pate v. Piney Sewer Improvement District No. 32, 15 Ark. App. 231, 691 S.W.2d 882 (1985) (judge had only performed a ministerial act).

1.12:300   Negotiating for Future Employment

Arkansas has no case law or authority on this topic.

1.12:400   Screening to Prevent Imputed Disqualification

Arkansas has no case law or authority on this topic.

1.12:500   Partisan Arbitrators Selected by Parties to Dispute

Arkansas has no case law or authority on this topic.