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The Ethics Opinions on this page are updated as new Opinions are published. Please note that the New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct change over time and these opinions may not reflect the most current version of the Rules. The Opinions, Articles, and Ethics Corners published by the Ethics Committee are NOT binding on the N.H. Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Office or the Professional Conduct Committee, and these publications should be viewed as helpful advice and practical information only.
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A Note About Ethics Materials from the NH Bar Association Ethics Committee:
Care should be exercised in determining which version of a given Rule applies as of a given date, and the extent to which the interpretation of a given opinion or article will apply to such version. Please note that these opinions or articles may not reflect the current rules, comments, or case law as these materials have been published with prior versions of the Rules of Professional Conduct or predecessor rules. Caution should be used before relying on or using the information in the Ethics Committee Opinions or Articles as they are meant to be informative and are not binding upon the Court, the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Professional Conduct Committee, or the Attorney Discipline Office.
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A Note About Ethics Materials from the NH Bar Association Ethics Committee
Care should be exercised in determining which version of a given Rule applies as of a given date, and the extent to which the interpretation of a given opinion or article will apply to such version. Many interpretations of New Hampshire ethics law (including many ethics opinions, practical ethics articles, and ethics corner articles issued by the NHBA Ethics Committee) have been published under the prior version of the Rules of Professional Conduct or predecessor rules. Read more.
General Ethics Guidance
Brief Bar News articles by the Ethics Committee examine frequently asked questions on ethics. View Ethics Corner and Practical Ethics articles.
NH Rules of Professional Conduct
The Rules of Professional Conduct constitute the disciplinary standard for New Hampshire lawyers. Together with law and other regulations governing lawyers, the Rules establish the boundaries of permissible and impermissible lawyer conduct. View the rules.
Can’t Find an NHBA Ethics Opinion on Point?
The Ethics Committee provides several services for members of the Bar. New Hampshire lawyers may contact the Committee for confidential and informal guidance on their own prospective conduct or suggest topics for Ethics Corner.
Members are encouraged to ask the NHBA Ethics Committee questions pertaining to New Hampshire practice. Inquiries and requests for opinions should be directed to staff liaison to the Ethics Committee Robin E. Knippers, 603-715-3259. Learn more.