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January 6, 2008

08-01 - May an attorney provide legal assistance to litigants appearing before a tribunal pro se and prepare written submissions for them without disclosing the nature or extent of such assistance? If so, what are the attorney’s obligations when full repr

OPINION NO. 08-01
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Issued April 8, 2008

1. Issue: May an attorney provide legal assistance to litigants appearing before a tribunal pro se and prepare written submissions for them without disclosing the nature or extent of such assistance? If so, what are the attorney’s obligations when full representation is not undertaken?

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08-02 - Under what circumstances may an attorney who has represented a party in conjunction with a proceeding to appoint a guardian for an adult incapacitated person represent the guardian that is subsequently appointed as a result of that proceeding?

UTAH STATE BAR
ETHICS ADVISORY OPINION COMMITTEE
Opinion No. 08-02
Issued March 11, 2008


¶ 1. Issue:
Under what circumstances may an attorney who has represented a party in conjunction with a proceeding to appoint a guardian for an adult incapacitated person represent the guardian that is subsequently appointed as a result of that proceeding?

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January 6, 2006

06-01 - May members of the County Attorney’s Office provide pro bono legal assistance to victims of domestic violence in seeking civil protective orders? If so, is it thereafter permissible for the County Attorney’s Office to prosecute the subsequent v

June 2, 2006

Issue: May members of the County Attorney’s Office provide pro bono legal assistance to victims of domestic violence in seeking civil protective orders?

If so, is it thereafter permissible for the County Attorney’s Office to prosecute the subsequent violation of the protective order?

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06-05 - Do the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct preclude a lawyer from participating in an ad hoc legal advisory group to a private, nonprofit, public interest legal organization, if the persons served by the legal services organization have interests a

Issued December 30, 2006

1 Issue: Do the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct1 preclude a lawyer from participating in an ad hoc legal advisory group to a private, nonprofit, public interest legal organization, if the persons served by the legal services organization have interests adverse to the interests of a client of the lawyer or the lawyer’s law firm?

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January 6, 2005

05-01 - A former client of an attorney moved the trial court to set aside the former client's previous guilty plea on the basis that the attorney's prior advice on accepting the prosecution's plea offer had "confused" him. May the attorney testify concern

April 28, 2005

1 Issue: A former client of an attorney moved the trial court to set aside the former client’s previous guilty plea on the basis that the attorney’s prior advice on accepting the prosecution’s plea offer had “confused” him. May the attorney testify concerning the previous discussions with the former client to prevent a possible fraud upon the court or to protect the attorney’s good name and reputation?

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January 4, 2005

05-04 - What are the responsibilities of an attorney to a person the attorney has interviewed as a prospective client after it has been determined that the attorney will not undertake the representation?

Issued September 8, 2005

1 Issue: What are the responsibilities of an attorney to a person the attorney has interviewed as a prospective client after it has been determined that the attorney will not undertake the representation?

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January 4, 2002

02-06 May an attorney represent a client in a criminal matter where the attorney will have to cross-examine as an adverse witness a former client whom the attorney previously represented in an unrelated matter?

Issued June 12, 2002

¶ 1 Issue: May an attorney represent a client in a criminal matter where the attorney will have to cross-examine as an adverse witness a former client whom the attorney previously represented in an unrelated matter?

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January 4, 2001

02-06 - May an attorney represent a client in a criminal matter where the attorney will have to cross-examine as an adverse witness a former client whom the attorney previously represented in an unrelated matter?

Issued June 12, 2002

¶ 1 Issue: May an attorney represent a client in a criminal matter where the attorney will have to cross-examine as an adverse witness a former client whom the attorney previously represented in an unrelated matter?

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December 21, 1998

97-08 - May an attorney, formerly employed by a government agency; represent a private client in challenging: (1) the validity or enforceability of statutes, rules, ordinances or procedures that the attorney participated in drafting, or (2) specific cont

(Approved July 2, 1997)

Issue: May an attorney, formerly employed by a government agency, represent a private client in challenging: (i) the validity or enforceability of statutes, rules, ordinances or procedures that the attorney participated in drafting; or (ii) specific contracts or easements that the attorney negotiated, drafted or reviewed for approval on behalf of the government agency?

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December 18, 1997

96-12 - Is it ethical for an attorney to charge for legal advice given to callers using a "1-900 number" that would automatically bill the caller on a per-minute basis?

(Approved January 24, 1997)

Issue: Is it ethical for an attorney to charge for legal advice given to callers using a "1-900 number" that would automatically bill the caller on a per-minute basis?

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December 18, 1996

95-02A - May a law partner of a part-time justice court judge represent criminal defendants in the judicial district in which the justice of the peace sits?

(Approved January 26,1996)

Issue: May a law partner of a part-time justice court judge represent criminal defendants in the judicial district in which the justice of the peace sits?

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