District of Columbia

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 Rules of Conduct

Paralegal Regulation Confidentiality Conflicts of Interest Competence & Negligence


"DC rules of professional conduct"

to find the DCBar.org


For information about paralegal regulation check Paralegal 411



The DC Bar has a number of opinions on Confidentiality issues. To find them, search

"Opinions of the DC bar" + confidentiality

The DC Bar has a number of opinions on Conflicts of Interest Issues. To find them search:

"Opinions of the DC bar" + conflict of interests

UPL UPL/Misrepresentation Attorney/Client Privilege Advertising/Solicitation Client Trust Accounts

For a 2001 article on how to avoid UPL, search:

unauthorized practice of law + DC

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Fair Fees Paralegal Fees Intimate Relations with Clients Drug/Alcohol Abuse Pro Bono
. Richlin v. Chertoff 2008 US Supreme Court recovery of paralegal fees . .


"DC access to justice"

for information about pro bono opportunities

Special Duties of the Prosecutor Overly Zealous Conduct Misc.


Reporting Misconduct .





The process of misconduct in DC is well-defined. There is a February 2007 article in The Washington Lawyer that explains it in detail. To find it, search

Payton-Goldfrank report

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