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Rule 8.3: Reporting Professional Misconduct

ABA RULE 8.3  


Adopted, Effective Jan. 1, 2008

MAINTAINING THE INTERGRITY OF THE PROFESSION
Rule 8.3: Reporting Professional Misconduct

(a) A lawyer who knows that another lawyer has committed a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question as to that lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects, shall inform the appropriate professional authority.

(b) A lawyer who knows that a judge has committed a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct that raises a substantial question as to the judge's fitness for office shall inform the appropriate authority.

(c) This Rule does not require disclosure of information otherwise protected by Rule 1.6 or information received by lawyers during the course of their work on behalf of the New Hampshire Bar Association Ethics or Lawyers Assistance Committees.

New Hampshire Comment to Proposed Rule 8.3

Subsection (c) has been changed to permit members of the Lawyers Assistance Committee and the Ethics Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association to refrain from disclosing information received by them during the course of their committee work.  Lawyers are encouraged to seek assistance from these bodies.


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