- La. Rules of Cond.
- Historical Background
- ABA Model Rules Preface, Preamble and Scope
- Article 1. Client-Lawyer Relationship
- Rule 1.0. Terminology
- Rule 1.1. Competence
- Rule 1.2. Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority between Client and Lawyer
- Rule 1.3. Diligence
- Rule 1.4. Communication
- Rule 1.5. Fees
- Rule 1.6. Confidentiality of Information
- Rule 1.7. Conflict of Interest: Current Clients
- Rule 1.8. Conflict of Interest: Current Clients – Specific Rules
- Rule 1.9. Duties to Former Clients
- Rule 1.10. Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule
- Rule 1.11. Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Officers and Employees
- Rule 1.12. Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral
- Rule 1.13. Organization as Client
- Rule 1.14. Client with Diminished Capacity
- Rule 1.15. Safekeeping Property
- Rule 1.16. Declining or Terminating Representation
- Rule 1.17. Sale of Law Practice [Reserved]
- Rule 1.18. Duties to Prospective Client
- Article 2. Counselor
- Article 3. Advocate
- Rule 3.1. Meritorious Claims and Contentions
- Rule 3.2. Expediting Litigation
- Rule 3.3. Candor Toward the Tribunal
- Rule 3.4. Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel
- Rule 3.5. Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal
- Rule 3.6. Trial Publicity
- Rule 3.7. Lawyer as Witness
- Rule 3.8. Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor
- Rule 3.9. Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings
- Article 4. Transactions with Persons Other Than Clients
- Article 5. Law Firms and Associations
- Rule 5.1. Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers
- Rule 5.2. Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer
- Rule 5.3. Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants
- Rule 5.4. Professional Independence of a Lawyer
- Rule 5.5. Unauthorized Practice of Law: Multijurisdictional Practice of Law
- Rule 5.6. Restrictions on Right to Practice
- Rule 5.7. Responsibilities Regarding Law-Related Services [Reserved]
- Article 6. Public Service
- Article 7. Information About Legal Services
- Rule 7.1. General
- Rule 7.2. Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services
- Rule 7.3. [Reserved]
- Rule 7.4. Direct Contact With Prospective Clients
- Rule 7.5 Advertisements In The Electronic Media Other Than Computer-Accessed Communications
- Rule 7.6. Computer-Accessed Communication
- Rule 7.7 Evaluation Of Advertisements
- Rule 7.8 Exemptions From The Filing and Review Requirement
- Rule 7.9 Information about a Lawyer’s Services Provided Upon Request
- Rule 7.10 Firm Names and Letterhead
- Article 8. Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession
- Dane S. Ciolino
Welcome to Louisiana Legal Ethics, a legal ethics weblog and e-book of Prof. Dane S. Ciolino, Loyola New Orleans College of Law. This site, which went live on October 1, 2009, is designed to be a convenient ethics resource for Louisiana judges, lawyers and law students. This site is also optimized for viewing on mobile devices, including your iPhone (see iPhone screenshots), and is available at iTunes as a free iPhone App.
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Weblog and Twitter Feed
The “Home“ page of this site includes a weblog (“blog”) that discusses recent developments in Louisiana’s legal ethics standards. The blog provides reports and analysis of recent laws, regulations, cases and administrative decisions relating to legal and judicial ethics in Louisiana (including developments in discipline, malpractice, fees, disqualification, and the like). Although its focus is Louisiana legal ethics, the blog considers developments in the law of lawyering on the federal level and in other states to the extent those developments are relevant in Louisiana.
“Developing Ethics News” is a Twitter feed with links to reports on similar matters, but in a microblog format. Like the “back of the Bar Journal,” it also reports on all discipline imposed upon or recommended for Louisiana lawyers.
Annotated Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct E-Book
The “Louisiana Rules of Conduct” section of the site contains an e-book with (1) the full text of each of the current Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct, (2) “background” information regarding the adoption of each rule by the Louisiana Supreme Court, (3) related ABA resources, including the comments to the corresponding ABA model rule, and (4) annotations discussing Louisiana case law and administrative decisions relevant to each rule.
This e-book is the successor to the book Louisiana Professional Responsibility Law and Practice (copyright by the Louisiana State Bar Association, Dane S. Ciolino ed.), published by the LSBA in three editions from 2001 through 2007, and reprinted here with permission. In cooperation with the LSBA, we are making this resource available online as an e-book, enabling us to provide this information at no charge and with immediate updates as developments occur. The views expressed on this site are those of Prof. Ciolino alone, and not of the LSBA.
The “Professionalism” section of the site contains a discussion of the concept of “professionalism” and provides links to Louisiana and ABA professionalism codes and standards.
The “Resources” section of the site links to various online resources relating to legal and judicial ethics, including sites maintained by the Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, Louisiana State Bar Association, ABA and other organizations. It also collects frequently asked questions regarding ethics issues (“FAQs“). Finally, it includes helpful forms, such as Model Lawyer-Client Agreements.
This site offers on-line ethics and professionalism CLE programs (among other topics) that have been preapproved for credit by the Louisiana MCLE Committee. To view current offerings, click here: On-Line CLE Courses.
The Louisiana Legal Ethics site is moderated by Dane S. Ciolino, Alvin R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Prof. Ciolino teaches “The Legal Profession” and other ethics-related courses. Prof. Ciolino relies extensively on law students at Loyola to keep the site up to date. For more information about Prof. Ciolino, click here.
This site is produced by Dane S. Ciolino, who is solely responsible for its content. The content of this site has not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by Loyola University New Orleans, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board or the Louisiana Supreme Court. This site is informational only, and provides no legal advice. As a result, this site shall not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal services or for performing legal research.