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Ethics opinion

Proposed Opinion Interim No. 06­-0004 considers: If an attorney receives from a non-party a confidential communication between opposing counsel and opposing counsel’s client, what should the attorney do if the attorney reasonably believes that the communication may not be privileged because of the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege.

Consumer alert

A consumer alert will be posted on the online profile page of any lawyer charged with major misappropriation, theft of $25,000 or more of client funds.

Ethics of no contact rule

Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 10-0002 considers whether consent under the “no contact” rule of California Rule of Professional Conduct 2-100 may be implied or must it be provided expressly? If consent may be implied, how is implied consent determined?