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Opinions

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Opinion 249:
Opinion 238:
Opinion 231:
Opinion 225:
Opinion 224:
Opinion 209:
Client Files; Multiple Representation. DR 2-110(A)(2), DR 9-103(B)(4)
Opinion 208:
Contingent Fee; Structured Settlement. DR 2-106(A), DR 5-103(A)(2)
Opinion 207:
Waiver of Statutory Fees; Settlement Offers in Public Interest Litigation. DR 1-102(A)(5)
Opinion 206:
Files of Former Clients. DR 1-102(A)(5), DR 2-110(A)(2), DR 7-109(A), DR 9-103 (B)(4)
Opinion 205:
Dismissal of Cross-Appeals in Uncontested Divorce. DR 1-102(A)(5)
Opinion 204:
Law Firm Participation in Agency Rulemaking. DR 7- 101(A), EC 7-17, EC 8-1, EC 8-2, EC 8-4
Opinion 203:
Employment as Investigator of One Who Refers Client. DR 2-103(C), DR 7-102(A)(5), (7), (8), DR 7-104(A)(1), EC 3-6
Opinion 202:
Sale of Literary Rights; Contingent Fee. DR 5-104(B)
Opinion 201:
Fee Sharing; Lawyer Referral Service; Nonprofit Legal Services Organization. DR 2-103(C), DR 2-106, DR 5-107(B)
Opinion 200:
Fee Paid from Proceeds of Embezzlement. DR 2-106(A), DR 2-102(A)(3), DR 2-102(A)(4)
Opinion 199:
Communicating with Adverse Party. DR 7-104(A)(1)
Opinion 198:
No-Fault P.I.P. Payments and Contingency Fee Agreement. DR 2-106,EC 2-10
Opinion 197:
"Of Counsel" and Division of Fees. DR 2-102(A), DR 2-l07 (A)
Opinion 196:
Financial Assistance for Client DR 5-103(B), EC 5-8. See also Rule 1.8(d), D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct
Opinion 195:
Assignment to Secure Payment of Fees. DR 2-110, DR 5-101(A), DR 5-103
Opinion 194:
Restricting Lawyer’s Right to Practice Law. DR 2-108(A)
Opinion 193:
Limiting Liability to Client (In-House Staff Lawyers). DR 6-102(A)
Opinion 192:
Use of Terms" Associated With" and "Correspondent Firm". DR 2-102(A), DR 5-105(D)
Opinion 191:
Retaining Client Files During Fee Dispute. DR 2-110(A)(2), DR 5-103(A)
Opinion 190:
Retainer Agreement Mandating Arbitration of Attorney-Client Disputes. DR 2-101(A), DR 2-106, DR 110(C)(1)(f), DR 6-102, EC 2-23
Opinion 189:
Name of Law Firm. DR 2-101(B), DR 2-102, EC2-8 (B), EC 2-10, EC 2-11
Opinion 188:
Newspaper Advertisements. DR 2-101, DR 2-104
Opinion 187:
"Revolving Door" (Rulemaking Situation): DR 4-101, DR 5-101, DR 5-105, DR 9-101(B)
Opinion 186:
Disclosure of Corporate Client Confidences and Secrets. DR 4-101(B), DR 4-101(C)(3)
Opinion 185:
Billing for Disbursements. DR 1-102(A)(4), DR 2-106
Opinion 184:
Assessment of a Fee for Processing of Administrative Claims Under the D.C. No-Fault Act. DR 2-106(A)
Opinion 183:
Professional (Business) Cards. DR 2-102(A), DR 2-102(D)
Opinion 182:
Attorneys Loaned to a Law Firm by a Lay Organization. DR 3-101(A), DR 3-102, DR 3-103
Opinion 181:
Restrictions on a Lawyer’s Ability to Practice Law. DR 2-108(A)
Opinion 180:
Disclosure of Client Confidences and Secrets To Investigating Authorities. DR 4-101(B), DR 4-101(C)(3), DR 4-101(C)(2)
Opinion 179:
Equity Interest in Client’s Business in Lieu of Cash Fees for Representation in a Licensing Proceeding. DR 5-103(A), DR 2-106(B), DR 2-110(B)(4), DR 5-101(A), DR 5-105(A)
Opinion 178:
Attorney’s Communications With One With an Adverse Interest. DR 1-102, DR 7-104(A)(1)
Opinion 177:
"Revolving Door": Personal and Substantial Participation. DR 9-101(A), DR 9-101(B), DR 9-102(B)-(E), DR 5-101(A)
Opinion 176:
Ethical Propriety of Union Attorneys Receiving a Market Value Fee Award. DR 3-101(A), DR 3102(A), DR 5-107(B)
Opinion 175:
Consecutive Representation of Potentially Adverse Clients and Use of Legal Theories Developed While Representing a Former Client. DR 2-110, DR 4-101, DR 5-105, DR 9-101
Opinion 174:
Application of Screening Mechanism to a Law Firm That is Disqualified Due to an Attorney’s Past Private Employment. DR 4-101(B), DR 5-101(D), DR 9-102
Opinion 173:
Responsibility of Attorney Employed by Insurer to Insured. DR 2-110(A)(2) and (B)(4), DR 5-105(B) and (C), DR 5-107(B), DR 6-101, DR 7-101
Opinion 172:
Advertising in Joint Enterprise Between Lawyers and Non-Lawyers. DR 2-101(A), DR 2-101(B), DR 2-102, DR 3-101(A), DR 3-102(A)(3), DR 3-103, DR 5-107(A), DR 5-107(C)
Opinion 171:
Testimony Against Former Client in Malpractice Action Versus Co-Counsel. DR 4-101, DR 9-101
Opinion 170:
National Telephone Lawyer Referral Service. DR 2-101, DR 2-103, DR 2-106, DR 4-101, DR 5-101, DR 5-105
Opinion 169:
Obligations of Lawyer-Employee During Pendency of Employment Dispute. DR 4-101, DR 5-101(A) and (B), DR 5-102, DR 6-101, DR 7-101, DR 7-101 (A)(3)
Opinion 168:
Obligation of Former Lawyer to Provide Client Materials on Current Lawyer. DR 2-110(A)(2)
Opinion 167:
Advertising of Legal Services in Foreign Countries. DR 2-101 (A) and (B), DR 2-106, DR 2-107, DR 3-101(B), DR 3-102
Opinion 166:
Right of Attorney to Bill Pro Bono Plaintiff for Cost Incurred During Representation. DR 5-103(B)
Opinion 165:
Joint Representation of a Tax Shelter Promoter and Investors in a Tax Proceeding During the Pendency of a Class Action on Behalf of the Investors Against the Promoter. DR 4-101, DR 5-105, DR 7-101(A)
Opinion 164:
Disqualification of a Law Firm Based On an Attorney’s Past Private Employment DR 4-101(B), DR 9-101
Opinion 163:
Simultaneous Representation of Opposing Clients. DR 4-101, DR 5-105, DR 7-101, DR 9-101
Opinion 162:
Distribution of Fees Generated by a Matter From Which an Attorney is Screene. DR 9-102
Opinion 161:
Contingency Fees in Child Support Cases. DR 2-106(A) and (B), DR 5-103(A)(2), DR 1-102(4), DR 7-102(A)
Opinion 160:
Practice of Law in a Law Firm Where Partners Have Been Suspended. DR 1-102(A)(4), DR 3-101, DR 3-102
Opinion 159:
Representation of Cooperative Association and its Members. DR 5-101(A), DR 5-105(B), DR 5-105(C), DR 7-104(A)(2)
Opinion 158:
Representation Against a Former Client in a Divorce Proceeding. DR 4-101(B), DR 7-101, DR 9-101
Opinion 157:
Joint Representation of a Tax Shelter Promoter and Investors in a Tax Proceeding. DR 4-101, DR 5-105
Opinion 156:
Representation of Prospective Adoptive Parents By the Guardian of the Child. DR 4-101, DR 5-101, DR 5-105
Opinion 155:
Prepaid Legal Services Plan. DR 2-103, DR 2-106, DR 3-102, DR 5-105, DR 5-107
Opinion 154:
Multiple Representation of FCC License Applicants. DR 4-101, DR S-105 (A) and (C)
Opinion 153:
Withdrawal from Employment Due to Client’s Past or Ongoing Fraudulent Acts. DR 1-102(A)(1) and (4), DR 1-103(A), DR 2-110(B)
Opinion 153:
Withdrawal from Employment Due to Client’s Past or Ongoing Fraudulent Acts. DR 1-102(A)(1) and (4), DR 1-103(A), DR 2-110(B)
Opinion 151:
Division of Fees Between a Law Firm and an ‘Of Counsel’ Attorney. DR 2-107(A)
Opinion 150:
"Revolving Door": Substantially Related "Matters". DR 4-101(B)(1), (2), and (3); DR 9-101(B)
Opinion 149:
Designation as an Attorney on Business Card or Stationery of Non-legal Business. DR 2-102
Opinion 148:
Attorney-Client Privilege Between Government Lawyer and Agency Employees; Lawyer Serving as Both Witness and Agency Representative Against Employee; Government Lawyer’s Obligation to Disclose Employee Wrongdoings. DR 1-102(A)(4), DR 4-101, DR 5-101(B), DR 5-102, DR 5-101(B), DR 7-104(A)(2)
Opinion 147:
Settlement Offers in Public Interest Litigation Conditional on Waiver of Statutory Fees. DR 1-102(A)(5), DR 2-108(8), DR 5-101(A), DR 5-103(A), DR 7-102
Opinion 146:
Joint Enterprise By Lawyer and Non-lawyer to Provide Services That Include Both Legal and Non-legal Work. DR 2-103(A), (C), DR 3-102, DR 3-103, DR 5-107(C)
Opinion 145:
Propriety of Solicitation Letter, Division of Fees Between Lawyers. DR 2-103(C), DR 2-107(A)(2)
Opinion 144:
Withdrawal from CJA Case Due to Assignment of Certain Judge. DR 2-110(B), DR 2-110(C), DR 5-101(A), DR 6-101(A)(2), DR 7-101
Opinion 143:
Joint Representation in Divorce Proceeding. DR 5-105, DR 7-101
Opinion 142:
Television Advertisements. DR 2-101(C)
Opinion 141:
Propriety of Attorney Stating "Member of the Commercial Law League of America" in Announcements or Advertisements. DR 2-101(B), DR 2-101(C)(4), DR 2-101(A), DR 2-105(A), (B)
Opinion 140:
Undertaking of Multiple Representation in Litigation. DR 2-110, DR 4-101(A), (B), (C)(1), DR 5-105(A), (B), (C)
Opinion 139:
Withdrawal from Employment Due to Client’s Conduct. DR 2-110(A)(2), DR 2-110(C)(1)(d), DR 6-101(A)(3), DR 7-101(A)
Opinion 138:
Bank Credit to Finance Legal Fees. DR 2-103(C), DR 2-106, DR 4-101, DR 5-101(A), DR 5-103(B), DR 7-101(A)(3)
Opinion 137:
Limitations on Private Attorney and His Law Firm in Matters Involving Representation Before the Agency Where His Spouse is Employed as an Attorney. DR 4-101, DR 5-101, DR 9-101(A)
Opinion 136:
Multiple Representation of Clients in Unrelated Matters. DR S-105 (A) and (C)
Opinion 135:
Withdrawal from Employment When Leaving Private Practice, Practice of Law with a Corporation. DR 1-102(A)(4), DR 2-101(C), DR 2-103, DR 2-110, DR 3-101(A), DR 3-102, DR 3-103, DR 5-107(B), DR 5-107(C)
Opinion 134:
Newsletters as a Form of Advertising and Solicitation. DR 2-101, DR 2-103, DR 3-101(B)
Opinion 133:
Private Practice by a District of Columbia Government Hearing Examiner. DR 5-101(A), DR 8-101, DR 9-101
Opinion 132:
Withdrawal of Counsel When Lawyer Becomes a Witness. DR 5-102(B)
Opinion 131:
Simultaneous Representation of Opposing Clients in Separate Proceedings. Canons 4, 5, and 7; DR 5-105, DR 4-101, DR 7-101 (A)(3), EC 4-5
Opinion 130:
Offer of Settlement Restricting Attorney’s Right to Represent Potential Clients. DR 1-102(A)(5), DR 2-108(B)
Opinion 128:
Donation to University Archive of Papers That Could Contain Client Confidences or Secrets. Canon 4, DR 4-101
Opinion 127:
Withdrawal of Attorney’s Fees From Trust Account Established to Receive Proceeds of a Settlement. DR 9-103
Opinion 126:
Court-Appointed Attorney’s Responsibilities When Client Fails To Comply With Court Order to Pay a Portion of The Cost of Representation. EC 2-19, EC 2-23, DR 4-101, DR 5-101(A), DR 5-102(B), DR 7-102(B)(1)
Opinion 125:
Attorney Representing Another Attorney in Same Firm in Litigation Arising Out of Private Contractual Dispute Where Attorney Involved in Dispute Will be Trial Witness. DR 5-101(B), DR 5-102(A)
Opinion 123:
The Name of a Deceased Patent Attorney May Appear on the Letterhead of a Law Firm, So Long As the Fact That He Was Not a Member of the Bar Clearly Appears Thereon. DR 2-102(B), Canon 2
Opinion 122:
Partnership Agreement Prohibiting Performance of Legal Services for Firm Clients Following Departure From Firm; Memorandum Agreement Requiring Departing Partner to Pay to Firm Percentage of Fees Earned From Representation of Specific Clients. DR 2-108(A); DR 2-107(A), EC 2-22
Opinion 121:
Description of Legal Fees in Advertising. DR 2-101(A), DR 2-101(B)(5)
Opinion 120:
Communicating with Adverse Party. DR 7-104
Opinion 118:
Responsibilities of Lawyer Represented by Collective Bargaining Unit During Strike or Work Slowdown. DR 6-101(A)(3), DR 7-101(A)(2), DR 7-101(A)(3), DR 2-110(A)(1), DR 2-110(A)(2), EC 5-13
Opinion 117:
Statement as to Quality of Legal Services in Advertisement DR 2-201(C)(3)
Opinion 116:
Unsolicited Legal Advice; Obligation to Revise Wills. DR 2-103, DR 2-104, DR 6-101(A)(3), DR 7-101(A)(1)
Opinion 115:
Propriety of Contingent Fees in Non-Litigation Matters. EC 2-20,EC 5-7, DR 2-106, DR 5-103
Opinion 114:
Representation of Agency Officials Before Whom A Lawyer May Appear on Behalf of Other Clients. DR 9-101(A), EC 9-6, Canon 9
Opinion 113:
"Fee Advances by Clients." DR 2-106, DR 2-107, DR 3-102, DR 9-103
Opinion 112:
Attorneys as Members of a Labor Union Which is the Principal Adversary of the Agency Employing the Attorneys; Conflict of Interest. DR 5-101(A)
Opinion 111:
Propriety of Former Government Attorney Representing a Party in Litigation Against the Government When the Attorney Had Been Nominally Involved in the Same Litigation While in Government Service. DR 9-101(B)
Opinion 110:
Propriety of Advertisement Describing Law Firm as "The Immigration Lawyers" with "Services to Aliens Around the World." DR 2-101(B)(6), (C)(3)
Opinion 109:
Referral from Non-prepaid Group Legal Services Plan; Referral to Partnership Without Disclosure that Referrer has a Financial Stake in the Partnership; Division of Fees with Attorney who Purports to be a Partner. DR 2-102(A), DR 2-102(B), DR 2-103(B), DR 2-103(C), DR 2-107(A), DR Definition (8)
Opinion 108:
Attorney’s Responsibilities to Client Who Has Disappeared. DR 2-110(A)(2) and (C)(l)(d), DR 6101(A)(3), DR 7-101(A), DR 7-101(A)(5)
Opinion 107:
Propriety of Asserting Retaining Lien Applicable to Ultimate Client’s Papers Where D.C. Attorney Retained as Co-counsel By Other Attorneys Previously Retained by the Client. DR 2-110(A)(2), DR 5-103(A)(1), EC 2-23, EC 5-7, EC 9-1, EC 9-2
Opinion 106:
Applicability to Rulema1dng of Restrictions on Employment of Former Government Attorneys; DR 9-101(B), DR 4-101, DR 5-105
Opinion 105:
Propriety of Multijurisdictional Newspaper Advertisements and Letters of Solicitation By Attorneys. DR 2-101, DR 2-103(C), DR 3-101(B)
Opinion 104:
Obligation of Lawyers to Accept Pro Bono Appointments; Excessive Appointment to Pro Bono Cases; Duty of Lawyers to Advance Litigation Expenses for Indigent Clients; Duty to Decline Appointments That Cannot Be Competently and Zealously Performed. DR 5-101(A), DR 5-103(B), DR 6-101, DR 7-101
Opinion 103:
Retainer Agreements-Authority to Make Litigation Decisions-Withdrawal From Representation- Attorney’s Lien-Finance Charges-Assignment of Recovery-Excessive Fees. DR 2-106, DR 2-110, DR 7-101, EC 2-19, EC 2-23, EC 2-32, EC 7-7
Opinion 102:
Deposit of Client’s Funds in Separate Accounts - Use of Interest Bearing Accounts - Disposition of Interest DR 9-102
Opinion 101:
Lawyer Appearing Before Judges of a Board of Contract Appeals Whom the Lawyer is Representing Personally in an Unrelated Matter. DR 9-101(C), EC 9-6, Canon 9
Opinion 100:
Propriety of Retaining Lien of Attorney as to Money Held in Escrow Account Where the Client and Attorney Have Mutually Agreed to the Termination of Representation; Propriety of Satisfaction of Attorney’s Retaining Lien From Client’s Assets in the Attorney’s Possession. DR 5-103(A)(l), DR 2-110(A)(2), EC 57, EC 2-23
Opinion 99:
Preserving Confidences When Existence of Attorney/Client Relationship is Uncertain. DR 4-101
Opinion 98:
Former Staff Attorney for Public Defender Service Acting as Private Counsel for Person Previously Represented as Assigned Defense Counsel. DR 9-101(B), DR 5-107(B)
Opinion 97:
Propriety of Employment Agreement Restricting Lawyer’s Right, Upon Termination of Employment, to Solicit Employer’s Clients. DR 2-103 and DR 2-108
Opinion 96:
Switching Sides; Use of Confidences and Secrets Against Former Client; Continuation of Obligation to Preserve Confidences and Secrets Even When Acting in Capacity Other Than as Attorney. DR 4-101(B)
Opinion 95:
Propriety of Advertisement by Attorneys Holding Themselves Out as the "Accident Legal Assistance Center", "Specializing in Serious Injury and Death Claims Caused by Automobile Accidents Etc." DR 2-101(A), (B), (C)(I); DR 2-105(A), (B); EC 2-14
Opinion 94:
Propriety of In-House Counsel Performing Legal Services for Related Organization; Conflict of Interest; Preservation of Client Confidences and Secrets; Unauthorized Practice of Law. DR 5-105, DR 4-101, DR 3-102 and 103
Opinion 93:
Law Firms Offering The Services of Professionals Other Than Lawyers. DR 3-101(A), DR 3-102, DR 3-103, EC 3-6, DR 5-107(B), DR 5-107(C)
Opinion 92:
Propriety of a Private Attorney Handling Municipal Cases on a Pro Bono basis; Conflicts of Interest; Preservation of Client Confidences and Secrets; Appearance of1mpropriety. DR 5-105, DR 4-101, DR 9-101(B) and (C)
Opinion 91:
Preparation and Advertising of a Prepaid Legal Services Plan. DR 2-101, DR 2-110, DR 1-102(A)(4)
Opinion 90:
Assertion of Retaining Lien After Change of Counsel. Determination of Financial Inability of a Client to Pay Fees as an Exception to Retaining Lien. DR 5-103(A), EC 5-7, EC 2-23, D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Opinion No. 59
Opinion 89:
Propriety of Law Finn Withdrawing from Representation When Client Fails to Pay Fees. DR 2-110(A), DR 2-101(C)(l)(f), DR 4-101(C), EC 2-32
Opinion 88:
Lawyers Serving as Both Witnesses and Counsel in the Same Proceeding-Propriety of Issuance of an Opinion on the Merits. DR 5-101(B), DR 5-102(A)
Opinion 87:
Multi-Jurisdictional Corporate Law Firm Using The Name "Legal Clinic," Offering Credit. DR 2101(B), DR 2-101(D); DR 3-101
Opinion 86:
Continued Participation in Litigation by Attorney Sued For Conduct in Court of Litigation. DR 5-101(A)
Opinion 85:
Withdrawal from Representation of Uncooperative Client DR 2-110(A)(2), DR 2-110(C)(1)(d), DR 2-106
Opinion 83:
Duty to Protect Confidences of Former Client in Face of Potential Court Order to Compel Testimony or Production of Documents. DR 4-101, DR 4-101(A), DR 4-101(C)(2), EC4-4
Opinion 82:
Advertisement by Former Government Attorney Detailing Nature of Prior Government Experience and Announcing Willingness to Handle Claims and Litigation Against Government. DR 9-101(B), DR 4-101(B)(3), Canons 2, 4, 5, 9, and 27; DR 2-102(A)(2), DR 2-101, DR 2-101(A), DR 2-101(B)(4), DR 9-101(B), EC 2-8A, DR 9-101(C), EC 9-2, EC 9-6
Opinion 81:
Legal Advertising and Referral Service Subscribed to by Unaffiliated Private Practitioners to Advertise Under the Name "Legal Counsellors." DR 2-101(A), DR 2-101(B), DR 1-102(A)(2), DR 2-102(B), DR 2-102(C)
Opinion 80:
Communication by Lawyer Representing a Client With Government Officials. DR 7-104(A)(I)
Opinion 79:
Limitations on a Lawyer’s Participation in the Preparation of a Witness’s Testimony. DR 7-102(A)(4), (6) and (7); EC 7-26
Opinion 78:
Participation of Lawyers Entering Government in Proceedings Involving Former Clients. DR 5-101, DR 5-102, DR 5-105, Canons 4, 9
Opinion 77:
Employment Contract Requiring Payment of Liquidated Damages If a Departing Attorney Solicits Law Firm’s Clients. DR 2-108(A), DR 2-107(A)
Opinion 76:
Advertising No Fee for Initial Consultation Where Minimum Charge is made and Forwarded to Lawyer Referral Service. DR 2-101(A), (B)(1), (3) & (6), DR 2-101(E), EC 2-8B
Opinion 75:
The Use of Credit Cards and Finance Charges. DR 2-101, DR 2-106
Opinion 74:
Advertising of Free Consultation With Respect to Whether Apartment landlords May Be Entitled to a Rent Increase Under Applicable Law. DR 2-101, DR 2-103, and DR 2-104
Opinion 73:
Ex Parte Communications in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and District of Columbia Office of Human Rights Proceedings. DR 7-110(B)
Opinion 72:
Attorney’s Disclosure to Realty Title Insurance Company, for Purposes of Audit, of Information which May Constitute “Confidences” or “Secrets” of His Client. DR 4-101, EC 4-3
Opinion 71:
Newly Employed Government Lawyer’s Participation in Rulemaking Involving Former Client and Law Firm. DR 4-101(B) and (C), DR 5-105, Canon 9
Opinion 70:
Propriety of Lawyer Participation in Private Advertising and Referral Service. DR 2-103(C), DR 2-105(A), EC 2-14
Opinion 70A:
Propriety of Lawyer Participation in Private Advertising and Referral Service Where No Mechanism for Bar Approval of Such Service Has Been Established; Application of Opinion No. 70 in Such Circumstances. DR 2-103(A)
Opinion 69:
Designation of Area of Specialization of Concentration in Directory of Law School Graduates. DR 2-105
Opinion 68:
Legal Advice Concerning Labor Relations Given By A Staff Attorney Who is a Union Member – Conflict of Interest. DR 5-101(A)
Opinion 67:
Use of the term “General Counsel.” DR 2-101, DR 2-101(B), EC 2-13
Opinion 66:
Advertised by Attorney; Sponsorship of Sports Team. DR 2-101(C)(4)
Opinion 65:
Employment Contract Between an Attorney Withdrawing From His Former Law Firm, Requiring Payment to Former Firm for Post-Withdrawal Fees Derived by Withdrawn Attorney from Client of Former Firm. DR 2-108(A), DR 2-107
Opinion 64:
Law Students in Court Program; Use of Information Desk in Courthouse. DR 2-103, EC 2-1
Opinion 63:
Representation of Client in Administrative Proceeding Where Former Client in Unrelated Criminal Case May be Hostile Witness. DR 4-101(B), EC 4-5, EC 4-6, EC 5-1, EC 5-14, Cannons 4, 5
Opinion 62:
Propriety of Participation by Federally-Employed Attorneys in Volunteer Program to Represent Interests of Abused and Neglected Children in Proceedings Before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Canons 2, 5, and 9; EC 2-25, EC 5-14, DR 5-105, DR 5-106
Opinion 60:
Imposition of Interest Charge on Client’s Delinquent Account without Advance Agreement of Client; Referral of Delinquent Account to Collection Agency; Suit to Collect Fee
Opinion 59:
Assertion of Retaining Lien after Discharge of Attorney; Relevance of Duty to Avoid Foreseeable Prejudice to Client’s Interests. DR 2-110(A)(2), DR 5-103 (A)(1), EC 2-23, EC 5-7
Opinion 58:
Preservation of Confidences and Secrets of a Client by Attorney Accused of Misconduct. DR 4-101
Opinion 57:
Contributions by Lawyers and Law Firms Practicing Before a Regulatory Agency to a Public Interest law Firm also Practicing Before That Agency. Canons 2, 5, 7, and 9; EC 5-1, EC 7-1, and EC 9
Opinion 56:
Agreement to Reimburse an Expert Witness for Proceeds of Judgment or Settlement. DR 7-109(C)
Opinion 55:
Contingent Fee to Organization Obtaining and Paying Fees of Expert Witnesses. DR 7-109(C), DR 3-101(A), DR 3-102
Opinion 54:
Propriety of Multiple Representation. DR 5-105(A), DR 5-105(C), EC 5-15, EC 5-16, EC 5-17
Opinion 53:
Newspaper Advertisement for Divorces; Name of Lawyer Not Disclosed; “Fees from $150.” DR 2-101, EC 2-8, EC 2-10, EC 2-11
Opinion 52:
Law Offering of Lawyers’ Services to Clients or Customers – Referral. EC 3-3, EC 3-5, EC 3-8, EC 5-22, EC 5-23, DR 3-103, EC 2-8, DR 2-103
Opinion 51:
Recommendations of a Lawyer by another. DR 2-103(E), EC 2-8; Rendering Legal Services for a Client or Customer or an Employee. DR 5-105(A) and (B), EC 5-1, EC 5-14, EC 5-16, EC 5-24
Opinion 50:
Participation by Agency General Counsel in Matters Involving Parties Represented by Law Firm with whom Spouse is Associated-Conflict of Interest-Appearance of Impropriety. DR 5-1-1, DR 9-101
Opinion 49:
Dual Representation-Drafting of Agreements Between Two Clients. DR 5-105(A), DR 5-105(C), EC 5-15, EC 5-16
Opinion 48:
Continuation of Legal Practice after Assuming Quasi-Judicial Office – Conflicts of Interest – Appearance of Impropriety. DC 5-101(A); DR 9-101
Opinion 47:
Letterheads, Cards and Announcements of Law Firms with Single Office in the District of Columbia – No Need to Negate Admission of Law Firm Lawyers in Other Jurisdictions. DR 2-102
Opinion 45:
Partnership with Non-Lawyer-Letterhead Listing Non-Lawyer. DR 2-102(B), DR 3-103(A)
Opinion 44:
Lawyers Serving as Both Witnesses and Advocates in the Same Proceedings – Right to Self-Representation. DR 5-101(A)(3), DR 5-102
Opinion 42:
Written Retainer Agreement Based on Combination of Contingent Fee Plus Time Charges. DR 2-106(A) and (B), EC 2-20
Opinion 41:
Cooperation in Magazine Article about Lawyers. DR 2-101(A)
Opinion 39:
Lay Employment Agency Referring Lawyers to Other Lawyers and Firms for Hourly Work and for Permanent Employment; Manner of Payment of Referral Fees. DR 2-103(A) and (C), DR 2-107(A), DR 3-102(A)
Opinion 38:
Designation of Patent Agent on Letterhead. Canon 2; Canon 3
Opinion 37:
Provisions of Contingent Fee Retainer Agreements with Respect to Payment of a Fee in the Event of Discharge or Withdrawal of the Attorney. DR 2-106(A) and (B), DR 2-110
Opinion 36:
Practices of Law Firm Handling Client’s Funds During Real Estate Transactions. DR 9-102(A) and (B)(I) through (4), DR 6-10l(A)(3),; DR 5-105(A), (B), and (C)
Opinion 35:
Restriction of the Right to Practice Law - Settlement Agreement DR 2-108(B)
Opinion 34:
Multi-Jurisdiction Law Firms with Offices in the District of Columbia-Permissible Firm Names When Not All Named Partners are Admitted to Practice in the District of Columbia. DR 2-1O2(B), DR 2-102(D)
Opinion 33:
Inclusion of Firm Name in Lawyer’s Listing As a Member of Advisory Board of Civic Organization. DR 2101(B)(3)
Opinion 32:
Use by Prosecutor’s Office of a "Notice of Witness Conference" as a Means of Inviting Third Party Witness Not Under Compulsory Process to Conferences in Preparation for Trial. DR l-102 (A)(4)
Opinion 31:
Lawyer’s for Congressional Committee - Summoning Witness Who It is Known Will Decline to Answer Any Questions on a Claim of Privilege. DR 7-106(C)(2), EC 7-10, EC 7-14, EC 7-25
Opinion 30:
Legal Services to Union Members - Prepaid Legal Plan Submission of Fee Schedule. DR 2-103, DR 2-106, DR 5-105, DR 5-107
Opinion 29:
Change in Contingent Fee Arrangement in the Course of Representation. EC 2-19
Opinion 28:
Representation of or Consultation with a Person who has Counsel-Giving Advice to a Person on the Adequacy of his Present Representation by Counsel. EC 2-30, DR 1-102(A)(4), DR 6-101
Opinion 27:
Multiple Employment - Confidences and Secrets of Client. DR 5-105, DR 4-101
Opinion 26:
Former Public Employee - Contract as "Matter" for Purposes of Disqualification Rule of DR 9-101(B) - Extent of Participation Required for "Substantial Responsibility" Within the Meaning of DR 9-101(B)
Opinion 25:
Fee Arrangements - Lawyer’s Responsibility to Make Clear to Client - Necessity of Writing. EC 2-19
Opinion 24:
Participation of Law Faculty in "Ask the Lawyer" Radio Program. Canon 2; EC 2-2; DR 2-104(A)(4)
Opinion 21:
Advancing Costs of Litigation - Dismissal of Suit Without Client’s Consent. EC 5-8, DR 5-103(B), EC 7-7, DR 2-110, DR 7-101
Opinion 20:
Contingent Fee for Expert Witness - Constitutionality - Constitutional Questions Beyond the Scope of the Committee. DR 7-109(C)
Opinion 19:
Business Cards - Designation of a Paralegal as a "Legal Assistant"
Opinion 16:
Former Employment by Government Agency - Effect on Representation of Private Clients in Dealings with the Agency. DR 9-101(B); EC 9-3
Opinion 11:
Fee Arrangement - Charging Interest on Unpaid Bill for Legal Services. DR 2-1O6(A)
Opinion 10:
Competitive Bids for Lawyers Issued by Government Agencies - Response To by Attorney. DR 3-101, DR 3-102, DR 3-103
Opinion 9:
Client’s Failure to Appear in a Court of Another Jurisdiction - Attorneys’ Duties and Responsibilities. DR 7-102(B)(1), DR 2-110(A) and (C)
Opinion 8:
Arbitration - Attorney Furnishing Newspaper Reporter With a Statement of Client’s Claim. DR 7-107(G) and (H)
Opinion 5:
Counsel in Pending Litigation - Writing for Publication in a Legal Journal on the Issues in the Case. DR 7-110, EC 7-35, DR 7-107(G) and (H), EC 7-4, DR 101(A)(3)
Opinion 3:
Class Actions - Solicitation of Information from Individuals Who Are Not Named Plaintiffs. DR 2-103(A), DR 2-104(A)
Opinion 2:
Propriety of Attorney Delivering Lectures on Legal Subjects to be Broadcast by Television. EC 2-1, EC-2, DR 2-101(A)