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Some portions of the collection may already be severely out of date, so please be cautious in your use of this material.

New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct


New Hampshire Comment - Rule 1.0

[1] Throughout the Rules the words “consult” and “consultation” are used to describe the means by which a client can waive the protections of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and allow a lawyer to engage in conduct that others might consider questionable. The lawyer must effectively communicate the risks and ramifications to the client. The sufficiency of information so communicated will depend on the actual knowledge and capacities of the particular client.

The definition is used in Rules 1.2, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.11, 1.12, 2.2, and 2.3.

[2] The abbreviations ECOP and CPCOP refer respectively to Ethics Committee Opinions and Committee on Professional Conduct Opinions.