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Ethics Corner

A monthly series of brief articles in Bar News by the Ethics Committee looksat frequently asked questions on ethics. The series began in November 2011. See Formal opinions and earlier Ethics Committee articles.

Bartering Legal Fees for Goods or Services from Client, December 2017

Third Party Payment of Legal Fees, November 2017

A Question on Potential Conflicts Involving Prospective Clients, October 2017

Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Real Estate Transactions, April 2016

How to Accept Credit Card Payments the Ethical Way, March 2016

The Ethics of Texting: Preserving Client Files, December 2015

Ethics for Lawyers Acting as Escrow Agents, July 2015

Ethics Committee Clarifies Expectations for Help Line Inquiries, January 2015

Rule 4.3 and the Difficulties of Dealing with an Unrepresented Opponent, June 2014

Can Lawyers Respond to False Accusations Online?, February 2014

No Dollar Left Behind: What to Do With Unclaimed Client Funds, December 2013

Guidance Offered on Posting to Listservs, September 2013

Lawyers & Cloud Computing: Be Careful Up There, August 2013

Listing ‘Skills and Expertise’ on LinkedIn, June 2013

Ethics Rules Apply to Foreclosure Work, May 2013

Disclosure of Client Information When Lawyers Move Between Firms, February 2013

Rule 3.3 – Candor toward the Tribunal, December 2012

Timely Screening for Lateral Hire Conflicts, November 2012

The New Rule 1.10 – Lawyer Screening in the Hiring Firm, September 2012

Informed Consent, June 2012

The Client’s File, May 2012

Trust Accounting Pitfalls, April 2012

Workplace Email Communications, March 2012

Conflict of Interest: Spouse Attorneys, February 2012

Reporting Professional Misconduct, January 2012

Flat Fees: What if Client Terminates?, December 2011

Non-Compete Clauses: Safe for Lawyers, November 2011

The Ethics Committee provides general guidance on the NH Rules of Professional Conduct with regard to a lawyer’s own prospective conduct. New Hampshire lawyers may contact the Ethics Committee for confidential and informal guidance by emailing Robin E. Knippers. Brief ethics commentaries based upon member inquiries and suggestions will be published regularly in the NH Bar News.

Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

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