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Updated through August 13, 2014

WILLS

Lawyer

Judge

WITHDRAWAL FROM REPRESENTATION

WITNESS


WILLS

Lawyer

Op. 88-14 lawyer videotaping the reading and execution of a will

Op. 89-14 lawyer who prepared will named as executor; testifying in a proceeding

Op. 89-31 lawyer employed by CPA firm to prepare wills, trusts, pension, and estate tax returns and to administer estates

Judge

Op. 88-36 judge preparing wills for relatives

Op. 91-21 judge serving as executor of close friend's estate; judge as devisee of will

Op. 92-5 judge serving as executor and preparing and filing probate papers

WITHDRAWAL FROM REPRESENTATION

Op. 88-24 withdrawal from representation of claimants in worker's compensation cases in order to represent employers

Op. 88-31 collection of fees when attorney withdraws or is discharged

Op. 90-7 withdrawal if client refuses to reveal fraud

Op. 92-8 delivering files upon request by former client

Op. 2010-2 lawyer’s duty to deliver lawyer’s notes of interview with a current or former client when current or former client requests client file

WITNESS

Op. 89-14 lawyer who prepared will serving as executor; testifying

Op. 89-23 assistant county prosecutor who is a police officer, prosecuting case and testifying as witness

Op. 91-13 health care professional who provides marital counseling to judge and spouse or who provides psychiatric treatment to judge's spouse

Op. 89-19 judge's spouse who is police officer appearing as witness in proceeding before the judge

Op. 91-15 attorney's duty to protect confidences and secrets of a prospective client who consults with attorney but does not hire; attorney called to testify as impeachment witness

Op. 94-8 fee splitting agreement with private investigator

Op. 2003-5 law director or assistant law director acting as an advocate in a trial in which another attorney in the law director's office will testify as a witness on behalf of the city