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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.

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New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct


ABA Comments

New Hampshire Comment - Rule 1.13

[1] New Hampshire Rule 1.13(a)-(c) incorporates the language of the proposed final draft of May 30, 1981, of the American Bar Association Commission on Evaluation and Professional Standards (Kutak Commission). The subsequent ABA amendments to model Rule 1.13 have been rejected because they appear to provide for dual loyalty to both the organization and individuals within the organization. Subsection (d) incorporates the language of the final version of the Model Rules (adopted by the ABA House of Delegates on August 2, 1983) because it gives clearer guidance for attorneys representing organizations and is consistent with subsections (a) through (c). Subsection (e) has remained unchanged since the May 30, 1981, proposed final draft.

[2] The comments to Rule 1.13 are derived primarily from the May 30, 1981, proposed final draft.