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Puffing in negotiations

When an attorney is engaged in negotiations on behalf of a client, what conduct constitutes permissible “puffing” and what conduct constitutes improper false statements of material fact? An opinion from the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct interprets rule 3-700(B)(2) of the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California and Business and Professions Code sections 6068(b), (c), and (d), 6106 and 6128.

Opinion on representing clients filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy

The Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct has revised an advisory opinion interpreting the rules governing whether attorneys may represent an individual client who has filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy if they also represent one of the client’s creditors in an unrelated matter.