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Professional Responsibiity: Statutes and Study Aids

Professional Responsibility and Ethics resources for law students, bar examinees, and other researchers


Useful Definitions

AdvertisingThe action of drawing the public's attention to something to promote its sale.

Conflicts of InterestA real or seeming incompatibility between the interests of two of a lawyer's clients, such that the lawyer is disqualified from representing both clients if the dual representation adversely affects either client or if the clients do not consent.

SolicitationAn attempt or effort to gain business.

Trust AccountA bank account, usually interest-bearing, in which a lawyer deposits money belonging to a client (e.g., money received from a client's debtor, from the settlement of a client's case, or from the client for later use in a business transaction).

All definitions come from Black’s Law Dictionary


Study Aids