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Updated through August 13, 2014

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


SAFEKEEPING OF FUNDS AND PROPERTY OF CLIENT AND THIRD PERSONS

Op. 2007-7 safekeeping funds of a third person when lawyer knows a third person has a lawful claim to funds in the lawyer’s possession

SALE OF LAW PRACTICE

Op. 92-19 sale of client files and lists

Op. 2002-12 attorney’s transfer of shares in a legal professional association to an irrevocable trust for the benefit of individuals not licensed to practice law

SCREENING - (See CONFLICTS OF INTEREST)

SURREPTITIOUS RECORDING

Op. 97-3 attorney's surreptitious recording of conversations with clients, opposing parties, opposing counsel, and others

Op. 2012-1 Surreptitious (Secret) Recording by Lawyers

SEMINARS

Op. 87-7 advertising and conducting seminar

Op. 92-14 referees and magistrates soliciting or accepting financial support for annual educational meeting

Op. 94-13 advertising, sponsoring, co-sponsoring, acceptance of employment from legal seminars; radio talk shows

SETTLEMENT

Op. 90-1 confidentiality in settlement agreement; duty to report attorney misconduct

Op. 95-12 payment of all settlement funds to client despite client's agreement with physician to pay medical expenses out of proceeds and attorneys promise to do so

Op. 96-2 attorney for tortfeasor's insurer preparing application for guardianship appointment and application for approval of settlement of the minor's claim and appearing in court for final approval of the settlement when minor and minor's parents are unrepresented by counsel during negotiation and settlement of the minor's injury claim

Op. 2002-7 advertising that lists settlement or verdict amounts obtained in past cases

Op. 2003-2 providing statistics to attorneys, business clients, and potential clients regarding the number of intellectual property matters won, lost, and settle by the law firm

Op. 2004-2 attorney, upon reaching settlement agreement in a client’s legal matter, selling or assigning his or her legal fee to a funding company in exchange for immediate cash at a small discount to the full value of the legal fee

Op. 2007-7 safekeeping funds of a third person when lawyer knows third person has a lawful claim to funds in the lawyer’s possession

Op. 2010-6 lawyer entering into a contingent fee agreement whereby client grants lawyer a power of attorney to take any action and execute all documents the attorney deems necessary in the matter, including but not limited to signing on the client’s behalf a settlement agreement and release, a settlement check, or a closing statement

Op. 2011-1 plaintiff's lawyer personally agreeing, as a condition of settlement, to indemnify the opposing party from any and all claims by third persons to the settlement funds; lawyer proposing or requiring, as a condition of settlement, that a plaintiff's lawyer make a personal agreement to indemnify the opposing party from any and all claims by third person to the settlement funds

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

SPECIALIZED DOCKETS

Op. 2003-4 whether president/CEO and employees of non-profit organization that operates a community-based correctional facility and program on which judge serves as member of judicial corrections board are judicial officers or employees for purposes of Ohio Ethics Law

Op. 2004-13 municipal court judge preparing and signing a letter requesting local businesses to donate small items for use as program rewards and incentives for defendants in mental court; judge directing court employees to solicit such donations

Op. 2006-7 municipal court judge serving on the board of trustees of a non-profit corporation that provides mental health and counseling services that defendants use to fulfill conditions of probation and that contracts with the court to provide services for the court's mental health program docket

Op. 2009-2 juvenile court judge (or court staff) accepting travel expenses (payment or reimbursement of travel, meals, and lodging from the owners of a private placement facility that receives or seeks to receive placements of juveniles by the court; juvenile court judge (or court staff) attending a conference and accepting a gratuitous non-conference meal paid for by a private placement facility that receives or seeks to receive placements of juveniles by the court; reporting on annual financial disclosure statement

SPECIALIZATION - (See ADVERTISING AND SOLICITATION)

SPEECH
(See also JUDGES; SEMINARS)

Op. 88-25 prosecutor's speech regarding a criminal matter

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

SUPERVISION OF LAWYERS AND NONLAWYERS

Op. 2008-7 employment of disqualified (disbarred or resigned with discipline pending) or suspended attorney

Op. 2009-6 outsourcing legal or support services domestically or abroad, either directly to lawyers or nonlawyers or indirectly through an independent service provider; disclosure; supervision; billing as fee or expense

SUSPENDED/DISBARRED LAWYER

Op. 89-2 sharing fees with suspended or disbarred lawyer

Op. 89-18 files of deceased, suspended, or disbarred lawyer

Op. 90-6 suspended or disbarred lawyer as law clerk

Op. 2008-7 employment of disqualified (disbarred or resigned with discipline pending) or suspended attorney

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