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ALABAMA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT  ( As amended effective 9/19/2006, 6/23/2008, 2/19/2009, 3/26/2012, 7/16/2012)

       Preamble:  A Lawyer's Responsibilities

       Client-Lawyer Relationship

  Rule 1.1  Competence
  Rule 1.2  Scope of Representation
  Rule 1.3  Diligence
  Rule 1.4  Communication
  Rule 1.5  Fees
  Rule 1.6  Confidentiality of Information
  Rule 1.7  Conflict of Interest: General Rule
  Rule 1.8  Conflict of Interest: Prohibited Transactions
  Rule 1.9  Conflict of Interest: Former Client
  Rule 1.10   Imputed Disqualification: General Rule
  Rule 1.11  Successive Government and Private Employment
  Rule 1.12  Former Judge or Arbitrator
  Rule 1.13  Organization as Client
  Rule 1.14  Client With Diminished Capacity
  Rule 1.15  Safekeeping Property
  Rule 1.16  Declining or Terminating Representation

 

       Counselor

  Rule 2.1  Advisor
  Rule 2.2  Intermediary
  Rule 2.3  Evaluation for Use by Third Persons

 

       Advocate

  Rule 3.1  Meritorious Claims and Contentions
  Rule 3.2  Expediting Litigation
  Rule 3.3  Candor Toward the Tribunal
Rule 3.4  Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel
  Rule 3.5  Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal
  Rule 3.6  Trial Publicity
  Rule 3.7  Lawyer as Witness
  Rule 3.8  Special Responsibilities of Prosecutor
  Rule 3.9  Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings
  Rule 3.10  Threatening Criminal Prosecution

 

       Transactions With Persons Other Than Clients

  Rule 4.1  Truthfulness in Statements to Others
  Rule 4.2  Communication with Person Represented by Counsel
  Rule 4.3  Dealing with Unrepresented Persons
  Rule 4.4  Respect for Rights of Third Persons

 

       Law Firms and Associations

  Rule 5.1  Responsibilities of a Partner or Supervisory Lawyer
  Rule 5.2  Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer
  Rule 5.3  Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants
  Rule 5.4  Professional Independence of a Lawyer
  Rule 5.5  Unauthorized Practice of Law
  Rule 4-5.6  Restrictions on Right to Practice

 

       Public Service

  Rule 6.1  Pro Bono Publico Service
  Rule 6.2  Accepting Appointments
  Rule 6.3  Membership in Legal Services Organizations
  Rule 6.4  Law Reform Activities
  Rule 6.5  Nonprofit and Court-Annexed Limited Legal Services Programs
  Rule 6.6  Special Membership for Pro Bono Services

 

       Information About Legal Services

Rule 7.1  Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services
Rule 7.2  Advertising
Rule 7.3  Direct Contact with Prospective Clients
  Rule 7.4  Communication of Fields of Practice
Rule 7.5  Firm Names and Letterheads
Rule 7.6  Professional Cards of Nonlawyers

 

       Maintaining The Integrity Of The Profession

Rule 8.1  Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters
Rule 8.2  Judicial and Legal Officials
Rule 8.3  Reporting Professional Misconduct
Rule 8.4  Misconduct
Rule 8.5  Jurisdiction

 

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