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Corporate Counsel to Dual Professions



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Corporate Counsel
Crimes and Fraud
Criminal Defense Attorneys and Prosecutors
Degrees, Diplomas and Titles
Disabled Client
Disciplined Attorneys
Dual Professions



Corporate Counsel

Adding as defendant in corporation's suit a stockholder who paid part of cost deposit and discussed suit with attorney 68-34
Business card of corporate attorney not admitted in Florida
70-44
Business card of in-house counsel
98-3
Condominium developer's attorney retaining portion of title insurance premium charged to purchaser
75-6
Consent of corporation's counsel not required to interview independently represented corporate employee
90-4
Consent required for opposing counsel to interview corporation's employees
78-4, 88-14
Duties of lawyer who resigns as director and counsel because of corporate president's conduct
65-59
General counsel for out-of-state corporation continuing to be listed on law firm's stationery
67-38
Handling defense of corporation and its drivers from corporation's claims department
64-38
In-house counsel
Letterhead 68-33, Consol. 79-2 & 81-2, 98-3
Principal in corporation representing it in litigation in which he will be material witness
76-26
Representing
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Crimes and Fraud

Advice to client revealed to prevent fraud on court 70-40
Assisting client in illegal conduct
73-32
Bail-jumping by client
90-1
Deposition testimony
75-19
Drafting document for client when uncertain as to legality
76-35
Duty upon learning probate client's deceased common-law husband has legal, living wife
65-50
False name used by client
90-6 (Rec)
Perjury by client 75-19, 82-3, 04-1
Prior convictions of client disclosed by lawyer
86-3
Representing corporate client in collecting on contracts when principal has been indicted on criminal charge involving similar contracts
68-14
Revealing fear that clients will commit violence against defendant if suit unsuccessful
59-23
Withdrawal upon learning client's claim is fraudulent
63-23
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Criminal Defense Attorneys and Prosecutors

Court-appointed lawyer's duty when appeal seems frivolous 81-9
Defense attorneys
Former assistant U.S. Attorney in private practice 60-24, 62-58
"Of counsel" lawyer for former prosecutor's firm representing defendants in cases in which former prosecutor had been involved
72-41, 72-41 Rec.
Prosecutors
Public defenders
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Degrees, Diplomas and Titles

Displaying both LL.B. and J.D. issued to replace it 68-9
Former judge's use of title "Judge"
73-27, 73-31, 75-34, 87-9
"Juris Doctor" or "J.D." used
Ordination certificate displayed by lawyer/minister 69-38
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Disabled Client

Duty to client who becomes mentally ill 73-25, 85-4
Representing client in restoration of competency after being removed as counsel in client's personal injury action
63-11
Serving as "next friend" in proceedings to reestablish civil rights and subsequently representing same person in proceedings to establish common law marriage
60-23
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Disciplined Attorneys

Disbarred lawyer sharing fee with successor attorney 65-21, 66-20
Employment of suspended attorney to do legal research
62-26, 62-26 Rec.
Fee shared with
Referrals from disbarred lawyer 65-21
Suspended attorney's name appearing in yellow pages
63-17
Terms of suspension not interpreted by PEC
63-17
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Dual Professions

Association's executive director also practicing law 71-4
Bail bond company, attorney owning interest in
72-26
Business cards and letterhead
79-3
Corporate manager's salary reduced by fees earned from separate law practice
62-7
Mediation
, 94-6
Real estate business operated in same office as law practice
78-14
Same offices used for law practice and second profession
78-14, 88-15, 94-6
Sign on office door indicating dual professions
79-3, 88-15
Solicitation
88-15, 02-8
Specializing in real estate law while maintaining broker's license
62-17, 79-4
Title insurance company, attorney owning interest in
73-1


[Revised: 12-11-2012]