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April 15, 1979

EAOC 062 - An attorney may not reveal confidences and secrets gained in the course of professional employment when the attorney is subpoenaed to appear regarding criminal charges against a client

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: An attorney may not reveal confidences and secrets gained in the course of professional employment when the attorney is subpoenaed to appear and testify regarding criminal charges against a client unless the information gained clearly indicates fraud.

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EAOC 062 - An attorney may not reveal confidences and secrets gained in the course of professional employment when the attorney is subpoenaed to appear regarding criminal charges against a client

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: An attorney may not reveal confidences and secrets gained in the course of professional employment when the attorney is subpoenaed to appear and testify regarding criminal charges against a client unless the information gained clearly indicates fraud.

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EAOC 061 - A law firm may advise only regular clients of a seminar it offers on a particular subject

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: A law firm may advise only regular clients of a seminar it offers on a particular subject.

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EAOC 060 - An attorney may announce his availability to do legal research for other attorneys

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: An attorney may announce his availability to do legal research for other attorneys in the bar newsletter.

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EAOC 059 - A county attorney may not represent the same plaintiff against the same defendant in both a civil and criminal matter

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: A county attorney may not represent the same plaintiff against the same defendant in both a civil and a criminal matter.

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EAOC 058 - An attorney may not contact medical doctors with the intent of obtaining clients a class action suit.

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: A lawyer may not contact medical doctors with the intent of obtaining clients in a class action suit when the prospective clients are patients of the contacted doctors.

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EAOC 057 - An attorney may indicate on letterhead the possession of a J.D. or LL.M. degree

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: An attorney may indicate on his/her letterhead the possession of a J.D. and/or L.L.M. degree.

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EAOC 056 - An attorney may not represent some stockholders in a derivative action against a corporation when he previously acted as corporate counsel

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: An attorney may not ethically represent some stockholders in a derivative action against a corporation when he previously acted as corporate counsel.

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EAOC 055 - An attorney may withdraw when his client disregards a fee agreement or files a bankruptcy petition seeking to discharge accrued fees

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: An attorney may withdraw as counsel when his client disregards a fee agreement or refuses to discuss the fee agreement and has filed a bankruptcy petition seeking to discharge accrued fees.

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EAOC 054 - An attorney may not identify himself as an attorney in a letter to the editor. [Overruled by Opinion No. 98-15 .]

Approved: April 12, 1979
[Overruled by Opinion 98-15]

Summary: It is improper for an attorney to identify himself as an attorney in a letter to the editor.

Facts: The Ethics Committee has been asked to render a decision on whether or not it is proper for an attorney to write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper and identify himself as an attorney: (1) in a letter relating to law; or (2) in a non-legal letter.

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EAOC 053 - An attorney may provide limited legal services to persons wishing to handle their own divorces

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: An attorney may provide limited legal services to persons wishing to handle their own divorces.

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April 12, 1979

EAOC 052 - An attorney may not be both county attorney and city attorney within the county boundaries

Approved: April 12, 1979

Summary: An attorney may not ethically be employed as both a county attorney and a part-time city attorney for a municipality within the same county boundaries.

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