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7.1. Communications concerning a lawyer's services Archives

January 6, 2005

05-03 - May a lawyer who serves as a domestic relations mediator, following a successful mediation, draft the settlement agreement and necessary court pleadings to obtain a divorce for the parties?

September 30, 2005

HISTORY: On May 6, 2005, the Utah Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee issued Utah Ethics Advisory Op. No. 05-03, 2005 WL 4748681 (Utah St. Bar). The Requestors of the Opinion filed a Petition for Review with the Board of Bar Commissioners pursuant § 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. At a meeting of the Board of Bar Commissioners of the Utah State Bar on July 13, 2005, the Commission reviewed the conclusions and analysis of the majority view and the minority view of Opinion No. 05-03, and voted to issue a revised opinion, set forth below as Opinion No. 05-03. The initial Opinion No. 05-03 as originally issued by the Committee is appended in its entirety for historical reference only and should not be cited or used for purposes other than background.

1. Issue: May a lawyer who serves as a domestic relations mediator, following a successful mediation, draft the settlement agreement and necessary court pleadings to obtain a divorce for the parties?

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January 4, 2003

03-03 - Is it ethical for a lawyer to advertise to provide legal services in Social Security Administration hearings to claimants who have been denied benefits, where non lawyers are used by the lawyer in providing these services?

Issued June 23, 2003

¶ 1 Issue: Is it ethical for a lawyer to advertise to provide legal services in Social Security Administration hearings to claimants who have been denied benefits, where nonlawyers are used by the lawyer in providing these services?

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January 4, 2002

01-05 - What are the ethical implications for a real estate broker who includes in his promotional material that he is also a lawyer?

Issued July 13, 2001

¶1. Issue: What are the ethical implications for a real estate broker who includes in his promotional material that he is also a lawyer?

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December 31, 2001

01-07 - Is it a violation of the ethical rules for an attorney or law firm to use trade names such as "Legal Center for the Wrongfully Accused" or " Legal Center for Victims of Domestic Violence" in selected court pleadings?

Issued August 29, 2001

¶ 1. Issue: Is it a violation of the ethical rules for an attorney or law firm to use trade names such as “Legal Center for the Wrongfully Accused” or “Legal Center for Victims of Domestic Violence” in selected court pleadings?

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December 29, 2000

00-07 - Do the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit a lawyer licensed to practice in Utah from participating in an association of lawyers that would use joint letterhead, with a disclaimer that the association "is an affiliation of independent att

(Approved June 2, 2000)

Issue: Do the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit a lawyer licensed to practice in Utah from participating in an association of lawyers that would use joint letterhead, with a disclaimer that the association “is an affiliation of independent attorneys-not a partnership?”

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December 29, 1999

99-04 - What are the ethical considerations that govern a lawyer who wishes to conduct legal seminars; provide legal information to groups of retirement-home residents; host open houses; set up information booths at trade shows; participate in Bar-sponso

(Approved June 30, 1999)

General Issue: What are the ethical considerations that govern a lawyer who wishes to conduct legal seminars; provide legal information to groups of retirement-home residents; host open houses; set up information booths at trade shows; participate in Bar-sponsored question-and-answer programs; or make in-person contacts with prospective clients at the request of their friends or relatives?

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December 18, 1996

95-04 - May a lawyer or a law firm enter a franchise agreement with a firm that provides marketing and other service arrangements?

(Approved April 28, 1995)

Issue: May a lawyer or a law firm enter a franchise agreement with a firm that provides marketing and other service arrangements?

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