Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1987/8-8

January 12, 1988


A lawyer may not report a client to a credit bureau as a delinquent account, as a lawyer (1) shall not reveal information relating to the representation of a client without the client’s consent, and (2) to do so is not reasonably necessary to establish the lawyer’s claim for fees (Rules 1.6(a); 1.6(b))


Is it permissible under the Rules of Professional Conduct to inform a client that the client’s name will be reported to the credit bureau as a delinquent account and that by so doing their credit rating could be affected?

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