The NHBA Ethics Committee produces two types of work product. Opinions of the Committee (below) analyze and apply the Rules to specific situational inquiries submitted to the Committee. Ethics Corner / Practical Ethics articles analyze and apply the Rules to issues or situations determined by the Committee to be of general interest to the Bar. Both receive equal consideration, are the work product of the Committee rather than its individual members, and are received and reviewed by the Board of Governors of the Bar Association.
Ethics Committee Advisory Opinion #1990-91/1 Conflict of Interest: Representing Position Adverse to Former Client November 8, 1990 ANNOTATION: A government attorney
Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1990-91/2 Donation of Legal Services for Charitable Fund Raising May 9, 1991 ANNOTATION: Any attorney seeking to
Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1990-91/3 Donation to IOLTA of Interest Accrued on Trust Account Prior to Joining IOLTA May 9, 1991
Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1990-91/4 Providing Legal Services on a Sliding Fee Scale Based Upon Client’s Income November 8, 1990 ANNOTATION:
Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1990-91/5 Fees: Fixed Fee for Insurance Defense Work January 28, 1991 ANNOTATION: A fixed fee with an
Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1990-91/8 Solicitation/Advertising February 19, 1991 ANNOTATION: A letter mailed generally to other attorneys advising them of the
Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1990-91/9 Marital Mediation: Clarification re: Certification Requirement May 9, 1991 ANNOTATION: The Rule 1.6 potential for confidential
Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1990-91/10 Trust Funds: Application of Retainer to Final Bill April 11, 1991 ANNOTATION: A lawyer may not
Ethics Committee Advisory Opinion #1990-91/11 Conflict of Interest: Client Gift to a Relative of a Firm Associate (Prohibited Transactions) May 9,
Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1990-91/15 Contingent Fee Arrangement for a Domestic Matter September 12, 1991 ANNOTATION: New Hampshire’s version of Rule
#1992 93/1 Fee Splitting in Contingent Fee Cases with a Referring Attorney Whose License is Revoked Subsequent to the Referral
Ethics Committee Advisory Opinion #1992‑93/1 Conflicts of Interest: Office of Child Support Attorneys Providing Services to ADFC Recipients and Non‑AFDC Recipients
Ethics Committee Formal Opinion #1992‑93/2 Conflict of Interest: Lawyer Member of City Council Opposing City Employees in Court November 18, 1992
A Note About Ethics Materials from the NH Bar Association Ethics Committee
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