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January 4, 2004

04-01 - What action, if any, may a lawyer for an employer ethically undertake on behalf of a vanished former employee who, along with the employer, has been named as a defendant in an action arising when the person was an employee?

March 29, 2004

¶1 Issue: What action, if any, may a lawyer for an employer ethically undertake on behalf of a vanished former employee who, along with the employer, has been named as a defendant in an action arising when the person was an employee?

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04-01a - What action, if any, may a lawyer for an employer ethically undertake on behalf of a vanished former employee who, along with the employer, has been named as a defendant in an action arising when the person was an employee?

December 2, 2004

Amendment of Opinion No. 04-01: On March 29, 2004, the Utah Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee issued Utah Ethics Advisory Op. No. 04-01, 2004 WL 870583 (Utah St. Bar).1 The Office of Professional Conduct of the Utah State Bar filed a petition for review with the Board of Bar Commissioners pursuant to § III(e)(1) of the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee Rules of Procedure and § VI(a)(1) of the Utah State Bar Rules Governing the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee. The Commission asked the Committee to reconsider Opinion No. 04-01. Having reviewed the issues raised by the Office of Professional Conduct, we issue this amended opinion, which revises the conclusion and analysis of Opinion No. 04-01. Accordingly, this amended opinion replaces and supersedes Opinion No. 04-01.

Issue: What action, if any, may a lawyer for an employer ethically undertake on behalf of a vanished former employee who, along with the employer, has been named as a defendant in an action arising when the person was an employee?

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January 4, 2003

03-04 - May a lawyer threaten to present criminal charges against an opposing party or witness during negotiations in a private civil matter?

Issued October 14, 2003

¶1 Issue: May a lawyer threaten to present criminal charges against an opposing party or witness during negotiations in a private civil matter?

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December 18, 1997

96-08 - May an attorney represent a person who seeks to obtain payment under the terms of a client-solicitation agreement entered into with another attorney, where the agreement involved the payment of a "finder's fee" to the person?

(Approved November 1, 1996)

Issue: May an attorney represent a person who seeks to obtain payment under the terms of a client-solicitation agreement entered into with another attorney, where the agreement involved the payment of a "finder's fee" to the person?

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