Rules of Professional Conduct Related Ethical Opinions

6.1  Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service


93-08: Conflicts

Attorneys in Attorney General's office may ethically handle pro bono cases for Volunteer Lawyers Program if appropriate screening for conflicts occurs.

91-16: Pro Bono Activities

Attorney, who serves as a judge pro tem without pay, may properly count such judicial activity as pro bono publico service under ER 6.1, as amended.

89-10: Confidentiality of Information; Conflict of Interest; Professional Independence of Lawyer

Guidelines for accepting credit cards for payment of legal fees and retainers.

87-23: Professional Independence of Lawyers; Direct Contact with Prospective Clients

Attorney participating with nonlawyer financial planner in presenting seminars for general public on financial planning, estate planning, and probate problems.

87-07: Conflicts; Solicitation; Pro Bono

Permissible to solicit pro bono employment from prospective indigent client, provided there is no motive for pecuniary gain. Attorney may pay costs of litigation, or request client to pay as much as possible, or receive payment from a third party.