Washington Lawyer

Speaking of Ethics: The Client's File II

From Washington Lawyer, July/August 2002

The July/August 2002 “Speaking of Ethics” column (“The Client’s File II”) focused on a lawyer’s obligation to a client with regard to the property and/or file associated with the client, including the dispensing of dormant property/files. Rule 1.15(Safekeeping Property) and 1.16 (Declining or Terminating Representation) are mentioned.

“The Client’s File II” discusses more than one Legal Ethics Committee opinion.

Opinion 283 receives much focus, but also mentioned are Opinion 206 and Opinion 168.