Ethical Principles in Witness Preparation

Ethics Corner Article Dear Ethics Committee: I am a new lawyer preparing my client to testify.  This is my first experience preparing a witness to testify under oath.  What general ethical principles do I need to keep

Ethics of Using Outside Vendors and Contractors

Ethics Corner Article Dear Ethics Committee: I utilize accountants and IT providers in my firm. Accountants help manage firm finances and ensure IOLTA compliance, and IT providers help maintain our computer and communication systems. To perform their

Paying with Crypto Currency

Ethics Corner Article Dear Ethics Committee: I recently completed some work for a client and sent my client my final invoice.  The client wants to pay that invoice using cryptocurrency.  Is that permissible? Answer: Yes, but accepting

Identifying the Client in Estate Planning Matters

Ethics Corner Article Dear Ethics Committee: I am an estate planning attorney. Last year three adult children came to my office. They reported their father’s health was failing and they wanted to discuss options for his estate

#2022-23/02 Public Prosecutors and Referral Fees

ABSTRACT: A New Hampshire public prosecutor may not enter into a referral fee agreement with an active New Hampshire lawyer for matters that arose from the prosecutor’s work as a prosecutor. ANNOTATIONS: A referral fee agreement benefitting

Ethics of Working Remotely

Ethics Corner Article Dear Ethics Committee: I just started a new job with a law firm in New Hampshire. At the time I received the offer of employment, my partner and I were living in New Hampshire.

#2022-23/01 Ancillary Businesses Under Rule 5.7

ABSTRACT: In 2007, New Hampshire adopted NHRPC Rule 5.7, which applies to the provision of services that might reasonably be performed in conjunction with, and in substance are related to, the provision of legal services and that

#2021-22/02 Crowdfunding Legal Fees New

ABSTRACT: Representing a client in a matter funded in whole or in part through donation-based crowdfunding is not unethical per se. Lawyers are encouraged to exercise substantial caution when undertaking a crowdfunded matter, however, as ethical concerns

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