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ACQUIRING INTEREST IN CAUSE OF ACTION OR SUBJECT OF REPRESENTATION

ADVANCING EXPENSES OF LITIGATION

ADOPTION

ADVERTISING AND SOLICITATION

Announcements

Attorney to attorney

Better business bureau

Billboard

Business cards

Brochures

Chiropractors

Client lists

Client testimonials

Contingent fees

Coupons

Departing attorney

Directories and law lists

Dual practice of law and other profession

E-mail
(See also INTERNET)

Esquire

Facsimile

Firm Name – (See FIRM NAME)

In-person solicitation

Internet – (See INTERNET)

Letterhead – (See LETTERHEAD)

Newsletter

Past Results

Radio

Seminars

Settlement or verdict amounts

Specialization

Statistics

Targeted direct mail

Telephone advertising

Telephone legal advice

Telephone salutation

Television advertising

Trade magazine

Trade name – (See FIRM NAME)

Trade Show

Verdict or settlement amounts

AFFIDAVIT OF DISQUALIFICATION

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

AMENDED COMPLAINTS

ANCILLARY BUSINESS
(See also DUAL PRACTICE; JUDGES)

ARBITRATION

ATTEMPTS TO LIMIT LIABILITY – (See LIMITING LIABILITY)

ATTORNEY REGISTRATION – (See REGISTRATION)

ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE – (See ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP; CLIENT FILES; CONFIDENTIALITY; DUTY TO REPORT)

ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
(See also
CONFIDENTIALITY)

AUCTIONS

AVOIDING DISCIPLINE

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B

BAR ASSOCIATIONS
(See also CERTIFIED GRIEVANCE COMMITTEES)

BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
(See also ANCILLARY BUSINESS; CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; DUAL PRACTICE; JUDGES; REFERRALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS)

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C

CAMPAIGN PRACTICES(See JUDGES)

CERTIFIED GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

CHIROPRACTOR
(See also PHYSICIAN; SAFEKEEPING FUNDS AND PROPERTY OF CLIENT AND THIRD PERSONS)

CLASS ACTIONS

CLIENT FILES(See FILES)

CLIENT FUNDS AND PROPERTY(See FEES; FILES; WITHDRAWAL FROM REPRESENTATION)

COGNOVIT NOTE

COMMINGLING(See TRUST ACCOUNT)

COMMUNICATION

Allocation of authority between client and lawyer

Attorney to attorney

Client

Prospective client

Represented parties

Unrepresented parties

Recorded

COMPATIBLE/INCOMPATIBLE POSITIONS(See CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; JUDGES; PROSECUTORS; PUBLIC DEFENDERS; PUBLIC OFFICIALS/EMPLOYEES)

CONFIDENTIALITY

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
(See also JUDGES; OHIO ETHICS LAW; CRIMINAL DEFENSE REPRESENTATION; PROSECUTORS; PUBLIC DEFENDERS; PUBLIC OFFICIALS)

Agreements to limit liability – (see LIMITING LIABILITY)

Agreement to indemnify opposing party

Agreements restricting right to practice

Ancillary Businesses

Assign/Sell Legal Fee

Auction

Cognovit notes

Corporate director
  (See also CORPORATIONS)

Disqualification of Lawyers/Imputed Disqualification

Donation of legal services as fund raiser for chaitable organization

Employment by certified public accountant firm

Fee payments from third persons

Financial Assistance to client(See ADVANCING EXPENSES OF LITIGATION)

Financial Planning

Funeral Director

Insurance Agent

Intermediary

Lawyer's interests adverse to client

Member of more than one firm

Multiple representations

"Of counsel"

Proprietary interest in cause of action or subject matter of litigation

Public Defender

Referral Fees

Relatives representing opposing parties

Representation adverse to existing client

Representation adverse to former client

CONSULTING SERVICES

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

COUNTY COMMISSIONER(See PUBLIC OFFICIALS/EMPLOYEES)

CORPORATIONS
(See also FINANCING COMPANY; LEGAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION/LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY/LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP; LEGAL SERVICES PLANS)

CRIMINAL DEFENSE REPRESENTATION
(See also PROSECUTORS; PUBLIC DEFENDERS)

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D

DECEASED ATTORNEY

DEPARTING ATTORNEY
(see also RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS)

DEPOSITIONS

DISBARRED LAWYER - (See SUSPENDED/DISBARRED LAWYER)

DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL - (See CERTIFIED GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE)

DIVISION OF FEES - (See FEES)

DUAL PRACTICE - (See ADVERTISING, Dual practice of law and other profession)

DUTY TO REPORT

Certified Grievance Committee’s duty

Judge’s duty

Lawyer’s duty

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E

E-MAIL - (See INTERNET)

EMPLOYMENT DISQUALIFIED OR SUSPENDED ATTORNEY

ESQUIRE

ETHICS LAW - (See OHIO ETHICS LAW)

EXECUTOR - (See WILLS)

EXPARTE COMMUNICATION - (See COMMUNICATION)

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F

FEDERAL PRACTICE

FEES
(see also SETTLEMENT)

Arbitration

Assign/Sell

Audits

Cash

Contingent

Credit cards

Delinquent fees

Discounted Fee

Division among lawyers

Division with non-lawyers

Fixed flat fees

Financial planning fees

Interest

Letters of protection

Mortgage to secure legal fee

Negotiation

Outsourcing legal or support services

Retainer

Referral

Third Party Payment

Trust Account - (See TRUST ACCOUNT)

Withdrawal from representation

FILES

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

FINANCING COMPANY

FINANCIAL PLANNING

FIRM NAMES

FORMER CLIENTS

FRANCHISE

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

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G

GIFTS - (See JUDGES, Gifts)

GOVERNMENT LAWYERS - (See PROSECUTORS; PUBLIC DEFENDERS; PUBLIC OFFICIALS/EMPLOYEES)

GROUP LEGAL SERVICES

GUARDIAN AD LITEM

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H

HEALTH CARE LIEN RESOLUTION SERVICES

HONORARIUM

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I

INACTIVE STATUS - (See REGISTRATION)

INADVERTENT DISCLOSURE

INSURANCE

INTERNET

IOLTA - (See TRUST ACCOUNT)

IRS CASH REPORTING REQUIREMENT

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J

JUDGES

Abortion

Acting judge (Judge Pro Tempore)

Advertising

Affidavit of Disqualification

Appointments by judges

Appointment of judge

Arbitrator

Assigned judge

Attorney representing judge

Bar Association

Books
(See also JUDGES, Educational activities)

Business and Financial activities
(See also JUDGES, Educational activities; JUDGES, Continuing Legal Education)

Campaign activities

Certified Public Accountant

Charitable contributions

City council member

Continuing legal education

County court judge

Disqualification-financial interest

Disqualification--bias or prejudice toward witness

Disqualification--bias toward lawyer in a proceeding

Disqualification--judge had previous involvement as lawyer

Disqualification--partners appearing before judge or magistrate

Disqualification—relative or relative’s firm appearing before judge

Disqualification—judge’s relative is party or witness in proceeding

Disqualification--quasi-judicial activities

Disqualification--extra-judicial activities

Disqualification--remittal

Domestic violence protocol

Donations

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

Duty to report

Educational activities

Endorsements
(See also JUDGES, Recommendations)

Executor

Facebook

Farming

Favoritism

Fiduciary

Financial Disclosure - (See FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS)

Firm Name

Former judge - (See JUDGES, Practice of law--former judge)

Fundraising for campaign

Fundraising for candidacy for appointment to fill vacancy in an elected office

Fundraising for educational/religious/charitable/fraternal/civic

Gifts
(See also JUDGES, Donations)

Honorarium

Judicial law clerk

Jurors

Legislative agent

Letterhead

Member or officer

Nepotism

Parades

Political Activities
(See also JUDGES, Campaign activities, JUDGES, Speech)

Political Donations

Practice of law--acting judge

Practice of law--court commissioner

Practice of law--former judge

Practice of law--full-time judge

Practice of law--part-time judge, referee, or magistrate

Private judge

Pro tempore judge - (See JUDGES, Acting judge)

Real Estate Salesperson

Recommendations
(See also JUDGES, Endorsements)

Referee of sports

Relatives

Retired judges

Sentencing

Social Networking Site

Specialized Dockets

Speech
(See also JUDGES, Educational Activities)

Sports

Telephone/ Telethon/Television

Transition from bar to bench

Travel, Meals, and Lodging

Trial lawyers association

Visiting Judge - (See JUDGES, Assigned judge)

Wills

JUDICIAL EMPLOYEES
(see also JUDGES,
Judicial Law Clerks)

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L

LANDLORD/TENANT

LAW FIRMS
(See also
FIRM NAMES; LEGAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION/LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY/LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP; LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING; LETTERHEAD; RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS)

LAW DIRECTOR (See PUBLIC OFFICIALS/EMPLOYEES)

LAWFUL CLAIM

LAWYERS ASSISTANCE COMMITTEES

LEGAL FORMS

LEGAL AID

LEGAL MALPRACTICE

LEGAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION/LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY/LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP

LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING

LEGAL SERVICES PLANS (See GROUP LEGAL SERVICES)

LETTERHEAD

Certification

Client's Stationery

Dual practice indication

Of counsel designation

Judges

Non-lawyer use of letterhead

Of-counsel designation

Office sharing arrangement

Out-of-state lawyer

Registration status

LIMITING LIABILITY

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M

MAGISTRATES (See JUDGES)

MAILING (See ADVERTISING)

MALPRACTICE
(See also
LIMITING LIABILITY)

MEDIATION

MORTGAGE

MULTIJURISDICTIONAL PRACTICE OF LAW

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N

NAME (See FIRM NAME)

NEWSLETTERS (See ADVERTISING)

NON-LAWYERS (See ANCILLARY BUSINESS; LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING; PRACTICE OF LAW; REFERRALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS; SEMINARS; SUPSENDED/DISBARRED LAWYER; UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW)

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O

OBLIGATIONS TO THIRD PERSONS

OF COUNSEL

OFFICE SHARING

OHIO ETHICS LAW
(See also
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS)

OUT-OF-STATE ATTORNEY
(See also
LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING)

OUTSOURCING LEGAL OR SUPPORT SERVICES
(See also
TEMPORARY LAWYER SERVICES)

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P

PARALEGALS

PARTNERSHIPS
(See also
RETIRED ATTORNEY)

PART-TIME JUDGES (See JUDGES)

PHYSICIAN
(See also CHIROPRACTOR; SAFEKEEPING FUNDS AND PROPERTY OF CLIENT AND THIRD PERSONS)

PRACTICE OF LAW
(See also
UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW)

PREPAID LEGAL SERVICES (See GROUP LEGAL SERVICES)

PRO BONO

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

PROSECUTORS

PUBLIC DEFENDERS
(See also
CRIMINAL DEFENSE REPRESENTATION)

PUBLIC OFFICIALS/EMPLOYEES
(See also
JUDGES; OHIO ETHICS LAW; PROSECUTORS; PUBLIC DEFENDERS)

Assistant attorney general

Child support enforcement agency attorney

City Council Person

City Director of Law

County Commissioner

Court of Claims Commissioner

Post employment restrictions

Running for different office

Village Solicitor

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R

RADIO

REAL ESTATE

REFEREES - (See JUDGES)

RECORDED CONVERSATIONS

REFERRALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

REGISTRATION

RELATIVES - (See CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; Disqualification of lawyers, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, Relatives representing opposing parties; JUDGES, Relatives)

RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS
(see also
DEPARTING ATTORNEYS)

RETAINER - (See FEES)

RETIRED ATTORNEY

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S

SAFEKEEPING FUNDS AND PROPERTY OF CLIENT AND THIRD PERSONS

SALE OF LAW PRACTICE

SCREENING - (See CONFLICTS OF INTEREST)

SURREPTITIOUS RECORDING

SEMINARS

SETTLEMENT

SOLICITATION - (See ADVERTISING AND SOLICITATION; REFERRALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS)

SPECIALIZED DOCKETS

SPECIALIZATION - (See ADVERTISING AND SOLICITATION)

SPEECH
(See also
JUDGES; SEMINARS)

SPOUSES - (See CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; Disqualification of lawyers, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, Relatives representing opposing parties; JUDGES, Relatives)

SUPERVISION OF LAWYERS AND NONLAWYERS

SUSPENDED/DISBARRED LAWYER

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T

TAPING

TELEPHONE/TELETHON/TELEVISION - (See ADVERTISING AND SOLICITATION; JUDGES, Telephone/Telethon/Television)

TEMPORARY LAWYER SERVICES
(See also
OUTSOURCING LEGAL OR SUPPORT SERVICES)

TRUST ACCOUNT

TRIAL CONDUCT - (See CRIMINAL DEFENSE REPRESENTATION; PROSECUTORS; PUBLIC DEFENDERS)

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U

UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW
(See also
LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING; PRACTICE OF LAW

UNCLAIMED FUNDS

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V

VIDEOTAPE

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W

WILLS

Lawyer

Judge

WITHDRAWAL FROM REPRESENTATION

WITNESS

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