LAWYER'S PARTICIPATION IN FOR-PROFIT PREPAID LEGAL SERVICE PLAN (December 14, 1987)
Participation of a lawyer in a for-profit prepaid legal service plan is permissible under the Model Rules, provided the plan is in compliance with the guidelines in this opinion. The plan must allow the lawyer to exercise independent professional judgment on behalf of the client, to maintain client confidences, to avoid conflicts of interest, and to practice competently. The operation of the plan must not involve improper advertising or solicitation or improper fee sharing and must be in compliance with other applicable law. It is incumbent upon the participating lawyer to ensure that the plan is in compliance with the model rules.
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