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See also Clients; Judgment of lawyer; Opposing parties; Recommendation of professional employment; Solicitation of business contained in collection letter, 484 counseling client to hire all local lawyers, 585 free to indigent, 225 given by city attorney to city ethics board regarding ethics complaint against individual members of city council, 567 given by defense attorney regarding plea agreement containing waiver of post-conviction appeals based on prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel, 571 given to opposite party, 130, 201 given to organization member by organization's staff attorney, 476 given to prospective client already represented, 395 given to pro se litigant for a fee for review of self-help forms, 635 lawyer to exercise independent professional judgment and render candid advice, 557 to subscribers of publications, 12 . attorney in firm testified as fact witness, 471 continued representation in appeal when the client has filed pro se motions seeking relief from settlement of the case and grievances against the lawyer, 565 threat of additional prosecution, 365 . avoid assisting fraudulent act, 473, 482, 504 client withholding evidence of crime, 193 collection agency, 495 contracts, 203 delivery of materials containing privileged information to the opposing party, 572, 664, 665 employee leasing arrangements, 508 ethical duty and evidentiary rule, 389, 665 exceptions crime, 204 as defense of wrongful conduct accusations, 9 fee statements contain confidential information, 532 hiring a collection agency, 495 multiple clients, 482, 487, 500 online reviews, 662 past crime of client, 353 protection of secrets following termination of employment, 389, 501, 595 requested disclosures by government agencies, 378, 384, 506 reveal fact to court to avoid fraud, 480, 482 telephone records, 517 waiver of, 378, 487, 513 wills, 55 appointment as attorney-in-fact for surety company, 248 attorney as surety for client, 141, 251, 347 compensation from bond company for referrals, 351 financial or business interest in, 366 practice of criminal law, 141 withdrawal from, after posting bond for client, 388 .See also Funds of clients; Lending institutions; Trusts.advancing money to client, 106, 230, 483 attorney borrowing money for client living/medical expenses, 465 attorney lien on client property, 395, 411 binding arbitration provision in engagement agreement, 586 committing criminal or fraudulent act, 482 concealment of criminal client, 315, 442 conflict of interest between multiple clients, 482, 487, 500 continued representation of a client after learning that the conduct of a former client may be material, 584 counseling client to hire all local lawyers, 585 disagreement between two clients, 288 district attorney prohibited from prosecuting former clients, 538 employment by membership organization, 476 former client's access to attorney's notes from representation, 570, 657 informal consent when firm attorney testified as witness, 471 joint ventures, 512 providing office for attorney, 231 referral of organization members, 446 referral of client to collection agency, 495 representation before regulatory agency when client's matter originated while attorney was an employee of the agency, 574 representation of criminal defendant in county where lawyer's spouse is an assistant district attorney, 539 representation of members of non-profit association, 397 representation of municipality against another municipality that was a former client, 578 representation of person accused of crime by municipal court judge who did not act in that matter, 541 representation of spouse, 468 returning client property to client or new counsel, 118 right to be represented by lawyer of choice, 475, 482, 492 settlement of malpractice claim with client not represented by independent counsel, 593 , 92, 595 employment of attorney and legal assistant, 401 hiring collection agency, 495, 652 lawyers ownership of collection agency, 417 letters, 160, 279, 380, 484 selling client debt to a collection company, 655 . between actual parties concerning controversy, 339 between attorney and insurance company, 533 between attorney and opposing parties, 17, 57, 78, 99, 117, 130, 201, 335, 352, 355, 358, 474, 488 between attorney and represented person, 395, 488, 492, 570 between attorney and third-party auditors, 532 between general counsel of association and members, 537 between suspect and district attorney, 137, 226 collection letters, 160, 279, 380, 484 disclosure to court without client consent, 480 contact with opposing client, a municipality, 474 letter to non-potential client, 507, 521 letter to/from potential client, 470, 521, 651 nonpersonalized letter and videotape, 521 physical examinations, 139, 229, 235, 358 via email, 648 with administrative agency prior to filing, 587 with jurors, 26, 257, 278 . as attorney for estate when acting as executor, 269 assignment of insurance policy proceeds in payment of legal fees, 596 for recommendation of insurance plans to clients, 264 for legal services provided to joint venture, 512 from insurance company, 533 from referrals to bonding company, 351 from third parties, 166 restricting lawyer's practice as condition for, 466 to client corporation for legal services to controlled businesses, 469 to employer corporation for legal services to customers, 498 to wholly owned subsidiaries, 531 . client consent for delivery of lawyer's fee statement to third-party auditor, 552 client consent for sale of accounts receivable to third party, 464 disclosure of client information to employees of collection agency who act as borrowed employees of the law firm while assisting the law firm in collection matters, 556 disclosure of confidential matters, 389, 442, 482, 487,494, 506, 552, 595 disclosure scope in federal investigations, 105 disclosure to avoid fraud, 473, 482 disclosure of client information to collection agency, 495 disclosure of confidential information on fee statements to third party auditor, 532 disclosure of detailed description of lawyer's services to court for purposes of obtaining payment for representing indigent defendant, 559 name of lawyer's client, 479 non-lawyer employee from opposing law firm, 472 notice to prospective clients regarding when confidentiality begins, 651 noticeprivileged and unprivileged information, 479, 506, 595 public record information acquired during representation of former client used for attorney's benefit, 595 public record information acquired from and detrimental to prospective client used for advantage of existing client, 463 representation adverse to former associate's client, 501 revealing in suit for fees, 341 suits against party attorney previously represented, 180 telephone records/attorney-client privilege, 517 . attorney owning interest in chiropractic practice to which lawyer refers clients for treatment, 555 attorney owning interest in lending institution, 465, 483 "attorney-of-the-day" program, 535 attorneys sharing office, 259 avoiding potential, 111, 441, 445, 453, 527, 547 bail bondsman married to prosecutor, 667 bank holding company problem, 423 breach of contract suits, 176 city attorney advising city ethics board regarding ethics complaint against individual members of city council, 567 city attorney representing criminal defendant, 49 city attorney or attorney of choice representing city employee, 492 city commissioner, 497 city council, 544 collection agency, lawyer ownership and representation, 417 continued representation of a client after learning that the conduct of a former client may be material, 584 continued representation when client has strong disagreement with attorney and has sought advice of a malpractice lawyer, 557 consultation with both spouses in divorce matter, 494 county attorney- law partners, 37, 187, 243, 318, 323, 419 county attorneys, 23, 296, 441 county commissioner, 530 county judge prohibited from representing private client before any justice of the peace, statutory county courts, and district courts in that county, 540 DA's former law firm representing defendant, 113 DA's law firm representing surety in suit brought by county attorney, 307 DA prosecuting his/her former client, 538 disagreement between two clients, 288 divorce cases, 294, 441, 501, 583 employee of business entity that has a contingent fee interest in a case cannot be expert witness in same case, 553 employee leasing arrangements, 508 employment as bank trust officer, 262 employment of opposing firm's non-lawyer employee, 472, 650 employment of opposing party's spouse, 528 former city attorney, clients before city for compensation, 551 former firm, use of name, 466, 491 former firm representing former client of city council member, 544 garnishment, 86 joint ventures, 512 judiciary, 1, 173, 325, 429 in house counsel for health-care provider and for patients, 543 insurance, Stower's case, 308 insurer and insured, 21, 89, 99, 156, 179, 260, 359, 482 law clerk, duty to withdraw when former law clerk assisted opposing counsel before becoming an attorney, 644 legal aid office, 579 local governments, 65, 197, 252, 272, 274, 497, 530 mayor's law partner before city, 272 mediators, 496, 583 medical professionals funding law firm's television advertising, 547 multiple clients, 482, 487, 500, 512 municipal court judge, 541 "of counsel" representing client in suit against partners, 445 opposing party, 34, 511, 527 opposing counsel are married, 666 partnership, assumed when lawyers sharing office, 259 partnership dispute, 219 practicing law while serving as court clerk, 1 private practice by member of Tex. Highway Comm., 232 probation officer acting as defense counsel, 327 prosecutors as witness in criminal cases, 399, 454 public employment, 37, 113, 124, 148, 187, 243, 307, 318, 323, 325, 367 real estate transactions, 228, 448, 525 recommending insurance company policies for split of fees, 264 referrals to/from landlord lending institution, 377 representation adverse to third-party customer of law-related business owned by attorney, 569 representation before regulatory agency when client's matter originated while attorney was an employee of the agency, 574 representation by a currently-serving state senator or state representative, 554 representation of municipality against another municipality that was a former client, 578 representing both parties in negligence tort case, 43 representing criminal defendant after discharge by criminal complainant, 94 representing criminal defendant in county where lawyer's spouse is assistant district attorney, 539 representing an employer in a matter that may affect the employee/attorney, 649 representing debtor in bankruptcy when creditor is lawyer's client in unrelated matters, 645 representing former guardian of an estate, 115 representing insurer and insured in different claims regarding the same incident, 659 representing minor's legal guardian and minor's father, 314, 511 representing opposing parties, 59, 104, 527 representing organization membership, 446, 476 representing purchaser of real estate from an individual who serves as a director of bank represented by lawyer's firm in unrelated matters, 564 representing spouse, 468 retirement from public or judicial employment, 124, 243, 325, 345, 367 suing and representing a client, 123, 298, 299, 341, 374, 441 tax foreclosures, 281 taxing agencies, 295 wills and estates, 36, 47, 49, 66, 71, 74, 182, 269, 439 workers' compensation defending workers' compensation claims, 18, 229, 326 disclosure when retained by employer,18 negotiating with insurance adjuster without opposing counsel consent, 297 representing claimant who is adversary in damage suit, 317 representing employee and employer in related mishap, 244 zoning board membership, 274 binding arbitration provision in engagement agreement, 586 delivery of materials containing privileged information to an independent contractor, such as a copy service, hired by attorney in furtherance of the attorney's representation of the client, 572 dual representation disclosure, 525 duty to disclose fact to court, 480, 482 for disclosure of confidences, 193, 464, 482, 487 for disclosure of confidential information in fee arrangement, 481 for disclosure of confidential information in third party audit, 532 prosecution of former client in new criminal proceeding by newly elected DA, 538 representation adverse to third-party customer of law-related business owned by attorney, 569 representation by legal aid office after potential conflict of interest is discovered, 579 representation of both parties in real estate transaction, 448, 525 representation of defendant being accused of crime where lawyer/judge did not act as municipal court judge, 539 representation of defendant by spouse of assistant district attorney, 539 representation of joint venture, 512 representation of municipality against another municipality that was a former client, 578 representation of private client by a county judge before any justice of the peace, statutory county court, and district court, 540 representation of private client by elected county commissioner before a justice of the peace, statutory county court, and district court, 530 to reveal name or amount owed, 479 when firm attorney testified as witness, 471 . child support arrearage lawsuits, 485 contract attorney placement agency, 515 employee leasing arrangements, 508 including contingent fee arrangement for investigative services, 510 including provision requiring client to pay the defense expenses for the attorney if the attorney is joined as defendant, 581 restricting lawyer's practice, 466, 590 with municipalities, 58 . formed to collect delinquent accounts, 149 rendering services to parent, subsidiary, or other closely related corporations, 343 restrictive covenants between firm and associates, 422, 459, 466, 590 revealing misconduct of officers, 387 use of corporate name on calling card, 268 use of name after lawyer returns to practice under own name, 466 attorney as witness, 475 joint ventures, 512 non-professional, owned by attorneys, 478 providing legal services to client-controlled business, 469 providing legal services to customers, 498 providing legal services to subsidiary, 531 .See also Local government; Prosecuting attorneys; Public office.county domestic relations committee prosecuting both husband and wife, 441 criminal practice by member of family, 323 defense of defendant by spouse of assistant district attorney, 539 district attorney prohibited from prosecuting a former client in new criminal proceeding without the former client's consent, 538 district attorney prohibited from prosecuting a motion to revoke probation on a case where he served as defense counsel, 538 district attorney representation of another attorney in DA's office, 430 district attorney's former firm representing defendant, 113 district attorney's prosecution of a defendant represented by district attorney's spouse, 539 employment as special prosecutor, 126 interview of criminal defendant, 226 lay employee, 144 practice after retirement, 243 practice of law while service as, 23, 48, 183, 217, 296, 309 practicing of criminal law by county attorney's law partners, 37, 187, 243, 318, 323, 419 attorney acting as surety for client's bond, 140 "attorney-of-the-day" program, 535 by former prosecutor, 345 city attorney representing criminal defendant, 49 concealment of criminal client, 315, 442 decline court appointment, 477 disclosing criminal history of client, 504 disclosure of detailed description of lawyer's services to court for purposes of obtaining payment for representing indigent defendant, 559 district attorney's prior representation of defendant as defense counsel, 538 interview of criminal defendant by county attorney, 226 not required to disclose fatal defect in indictment, 131 probation officer as defense attorney, 327 prosecutor as witness, 399 representation by city commissioner, 497 representation by municipal court judge not acting as judge in that case, 541 representation by spouse of assistant district attorney who is prosecuting, 539 waiver of post-conviction appeals based on ineffective assistance of counsel as part of plea agreement, 571 waiver of post-conviction appeals based on prosecutorial misconduct as part of plea agreement, 571 .
acceptance after acting as mediator, 496, 583 acceptance of appointment as attorney ad litem, 69 bartering, 410, 435 business/charitable organization requiring use of specific firm, 150, 215, 228 by accounting firm, 128 by client corporation's controlled business, 469 by collection agency which also employs lawyer's assistant, 401 by criminal defendant after discharge by criminal complainant, 94 by former judicial or public official, 100, 162 by insurance company to represent insured and insured's ex-employees, 482 by joint venture, 512 by organization to render services to members, 476 by spouse in divorce after consultation with other spouse, 494, 501 child support arrearage matters, 485 client already represented, 159, 172, 395 contract as basis for refusal to withdraw, 395 counseling client to hire all local lawyers, 585 disqualification of counsel, 453, 494 employee leasing arrangements, 508, 560 legislators, 257, 554 letter to potential client, 470, 521 multiple clients in same legal matter, 482, 487, 500, 512 practicing law while serving as judge, 13, 16 provision in engagement letter requiring client to pay the defense expenses for the attorney if the attorney is joined as defendant, 581 provision in engagement letter requiring client to submit all fee disputes and malpractice claims to binding arbitration, 586 restrictive covenants between firm and associate, 422, 459, 466, 501, 546, 590, 656 retainer agreements, 27, 231, 391, 409, 431, 444 returning client property to client or new counsel, 118 salaried employment, 167, 476 solicitation by Internet services, 561, 573 solicitation (indirect) by strangers in same class, 19 submission of bids for, 146 substitute counsel, 395 warrantless claims or defenses, 271 . conflicts of interest in representing, 66, 74, 158, 269 division of fees between executor and estate's lawyer, 301 notices of creditors, 221 participation in layman-initiated estate planning scheme, 373, 446 provision in will naming counsel for estate, 171 publishing notices for claims against, 75 referrals from lay estate planning business, 373 representing former guardian of an estate, 115 soliciting the probate of an estate, 280 . acceptance of referral fee from executor, 301 additionally acting as attorney for estate, 269 appointment as independent executor and representation of all devises, 147 bank as executor under reciprocal wills, 21 client naming lawyer as, 71 division of fees between co-executors, 293 . advances to attorney, 391 advances to client, 106, 483 attorney borrowing, 465 client borrowing, 481 contingent fee arrangement for investigative services, 510 mark-up for recoupment of third-party expenses, 594 requiring client to pay the defense expenses for the attorney if the attorney is joined as defendant, 581 . accepting fees for recommending insurance policies to clients, 264 acquiring disputed property as security for fee, 449 advance payment by client, 391 arbitration, 580, 586 assignment of insurance policy proceeds in payment of legal fees, 596 bartering, 410, 435 billing for work done by attorney who is not an associate, partner, or shareholder of the firm, 577 billing for work done by non-firm attorney, 577 billing for work done by third parties at a marked-up rate, 558 borrowing for case expenses from independent lending company and agreeing to pay lender a percentage of the lawyer's contingency fee prohibited, 558, 576 borrowing from finance company, 481 charged to wholly-owned subsidiary for legal services by corporation's in-house counsel, 531 collections acquiring liens to secure, 395 disclosure of confidential information incident to sale of delinquent accounts receivable, 464 forming and operating corporation for collection of delinquent accounts, 149 securing judgment for, in same suit lawyer is representing client, 374 compensation when "loaned" to joint venture by employer corporation, 512 compensation from bond company for referrals, 351 contingent arrangements child support arrearage lawsuit, 485 contract with expert witness, 458 damage claims subrogated by insured to insurer, 89 employee of business entity with contingent fee interest as expert witness, 553 fee settlement, 518, 660 for investigative services, 510 in divorce case, 292 in Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) case, 588 contingency fee splitting, 546, 568, 588, 592 controversy or disputes, 374 credit cards used for payment, 349, 582 discount or rebate to client corporation, 469 employee leasing arrangements, 508 fixed fee, 231, 542 fixed fee for court-appointed criminal defense attorney based on stage of case upon disposal, 636 fixed fee in criminal misdemeanor case, 433 fixing of by judge related to attorney, 135 for representing spouse, 468 forwarding, 238 hot checks- turning over to DA for prosecution, 457 illegal, 310, 446, 510 indigent client, 348, 421, 444, 473 interest, 409 interest or finance charges of lending institution, 465 minimum fee schedules, 311 non-refundable retainer, 391 payment by lawyers to the federal entity (FSS) that awards the contracts on behalf of the executive branch of the federal government, 562 payment by opposing party, 166 payment by organization for services provided to members, 178, 446, 476 payment by subsidiary to corporation for legal services rendered by corporate legal staff, 531 payment to disbarred attorney, 432 payment to witness, 510 percentage of child support arrearage collected as fee, 485 percentage of trust fund paid as fee, 76 percentage paid as rent, 467 receiver fees, 566 recouping expenses from client, 594 refusal by attorney to comply with arbitration decision in fee dispute with client, 580 retainer agreement, 27, 231, 391, 409, 431, 444 retention of portional fee by taxing unit disallowed, 545 requiring client to pay the defense expenses for the attorney if the attorney is joined as defendant, 581 salaried employment, 167, 476, 490 statutory penalties designated as legal fees, 545 suing client for fee, 341, 374 title insurance premium- percentage of as fee, 408 workers' compensation recovery, 549 workers' compensation settlement, 310 . between co-executors, 293 between law firm and attorney "of counsel," 450 between lawyer and associate regarding a contingent fee, 546 between lawyer and client regarding a contingent fee in a DTPA case, 588 between lawyer as receiver and parties' lawyers regarding receiver fees, 566 between salaried attorney and employer corporation, 490, 497 billing for work done by attorney who is not an associate, partner, or shareholder of the firm, 577 billing for work done by non-firm attorney, 577 compensation from bonding company for referrals, 351 executor and estate's lawyer, 301 forwarding lawyers, 63 public officer and private practitioner, 172, 309 ventures outside practice of law, 61, 493 with bondsman, 142, 351 with court clerk, 1 with disbarred lawyer, 568, 592 with Federal Supply Service (FSS), an office of the General Services Administration (GSA), an agency of the executive branch of the federal government, 562 with finance company, 481 with financial planning organization, 446 with healthcare provider, 543 with independent lending company, 558, 576 with insurance company, 264 with landlord lending institution, 377 with laymen, 63, 153, 178, 231, 493, 510, 558, 576 with members of a class, 526 with non-profit organization, 503 with referral service, 502 with suspended lawyer, 568, 592 with taxing unit, 545 with third-party auditor of insurance company, 552 with worker's compensation claimant, 549 . advance payment of fees/expenses, 391, 594 child support arrearage collected, 485 commingling of, 245, 444 determining nature/ownership, 391, 404 funds received but not yet earned, 481 general handling of, 391, 444, 596 interest on trust accounts, 404, 421 refunding of prepaid fees not earned, 391 separate trust accounts, 391, 444, 596 . ability to pay, 473 advertising free advice to, 225 conflict of interest within legal aid office, 579 decline court appointment, 47 fees for defending, 348, 444 providing representation, 421 . accepting fees for recommending company policies to clients, 264 accepting part of title insurance premium as fee, 408 assignment of insurance policy proceeds in payment of legal fees, 596 conflict of interest- DA's law firm representing surety of fidelity bond, 307 conflict of interest- defending workers' compensation claims, 18, 229, 317, 326 conflict of interest- law firm hired to represent insured and insured's ex-employees, 482 employment by title insurance company, 359 gifts to representatives, 316 negotiating absent consent of dependent, 297 representing insurance company and insured, 21, 156, 260 Stowers case, 156, 179, 308 subrogation suits, 99, 202, 260 workers' compensation settlement and attorney's fees, 310 acquiring undivided fee simple interest in disputed property, 408 attorney owning lending institution, 465, 483 attorney retainer agreement providing for, 409 from client trust accounts, 404, 421 passed on to client, 465 . business/charitable organization requiring use of specific firm, 215, 228 client providing office for attorney, 231 collections - providing letterhead to bank or loan company, 160, 484 employment by company on salary basis, 167, 476, 490 legal aid departments of unions, 41 lending institutions - in loan transactions, 150 providing services to joint venture, 512 providing services to membership of organization, 178, 346, 446, 476 referral from lay estate planning business, 373 representing insurer and insured, 21, 160 . avoidance of impropriety- kinship or influence, 35, 135, 173 campaign contributions to, 328 cards, professional, 354, conduct with regard to declaratory judgments, 47 conflict of interest- after retirement, 100, 325 hospitality to, by individual attorney, 206 law partner who is serving before, 173 loans to, 256 mediator as adjudicatory official, 496 name in partnership, 173 private practice by county judges, 13, 45, 151, 183, 220, 540 disqualification, 173 district judges, 207 justice of the peace, 16, 125 municipal judges, 108, 116, 429, 451, 541 public criticism of, 369 retired judge, advertising as, 639 .Do you need quick, up-to-date information on a specific legal area?Our easy-to-navigate, 7400 article online law library has information on over 220 legal categories, each filled with general guidance expressed in clear terms so you are able to better understand the law.compensation from bond company for referral, 351 counseling client to hire all local lawyers, 585 discount or rebate for referral, 469 exclusive referrals between two attorneys in different practice areas, 629 inquiries by claimants of attorney in another town, 18 referrals by client corporation, 469 referrals by district judge, 207 referrals by financial planning organization, 446 referrals by general counsel of trade association, 536 referrals by health care provider, 524, 543 referrals by investment advisor, 536 referrals by law firm to medical group, 536 referrals by lawyer-owned debt management services company, 643 referrals by lay estate planning business, 373 referrals by lay persons, 507 referrals by organization staff attorney, 476 referrals by real estate agent, 623 referrals by suspended attorney, 592 referrals to/from lending institution, 211, 377, 483 . disclosure of offers in pleadings, 213, 396 negotiating directly with represented opposing party, 57, 78, 99, 163, 170 negotiating directly with unrepresented opposing party, 97, 101, 593 of malpractice claim with client not represented by independent counsel, 593 relating to barratry, 637 restrictive covenant, 505 with insurance adjustor without defense attorney, 297 .See also Advertising; Communications; Employment; Lawyer referral service; Recommendations of professional employment.