Formal Ethics Opinion 92-366
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Formal Ethics Opinion 92-366

Formal Ethics Opinion 92-366
Product Code: 5611100366
Publication Date: August 1992
Sponsoring Entities: The Center for Professional Responsibility
Topics: Ethics & Professional Responsibility
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Withdrawal When a Lawyer's Services Will Otherwise be Used to Perpetrate a Fraud

A lawyer who knows or with reason believes that her services or work product are being used or are intended to be used by a client to perpetrate a fraud must withdraw from further representation of the client, and may disaffirm documents prepared in the course of the representation that are being, or will be, used in furtherance of the fraud, even though such a "noisy" withdrawal may have the collateral effect of inferentially revealing client confidences. When a lawyer's services have been used in the past by a client to perpetrate a fraud, but the fraud has ceased, the lawyer may but is not required to withdraw from further
representation of the client; in these circumstances, a "noisy" withdrawal is not permitted.

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