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NEW HAMPSHIRE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

           


Statement of Purpose


Rule 1.0. Definitions


CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP (Rules 1.1 to 1.19)

Rule 1.1  Competence

Rule 1.2. Scope of Representation


Rule 1.3. Diligence


Rule 1.4. Client Communications


Rule 1.5. Fees


Rule 1.6. Confidentiality of Information


Rule 1.7. Conflicts of Interest


Rule 1.8. Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules


Rule 1.9. Conflict of Interest: Former Client


Rule 1.10. Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule


Rule 1.11. Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Officers and Employees


Rule 1.11A. Conduct of Lawyer-Officials


Rule 1.12. Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral


Rule 1.12A. Part-Time Judge


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


Rule 1.17. Sale of Law Practice


Rule 1.18. Duties to Prospective Client


Rule 1.19. Disclosure of Information to the Client


COUNSELOR (Rules 2.1 to 2.4)

Rule 2.1. Advisor

Rule 2.2. Intermediary
[Repealed.]

Rule 2.3. Evaluation for Use by Third Persons


Rule 2.4. Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutral


ADVOCATE (Rules 3.1 to 3.9)

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 a Prosecutor


Rule 3.9. Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings


TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN CLIENTS (Rules 4.1 to 4.5)

Rule 4.1. Truthfulness in Statements to Others

Rule 4.2. Communication With Person Represented by Counsel


Rule 4.3. Dealing With Unrepresented Person


Rule 4.4. Respect for Rights of Third Persons


Rule 4.5. Subpoenas


LAW FIRMS AND ASSOCIATIONS (Rules 5.1 to 5.7)

Rule 5.1. Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers

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; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law


Rule 5.6. Restrictions on Right To Practice


Rule 5.7. Responsibilities Regarding Law-Related Services


PUBLIC SERVICE (Rules 6.1 to 6.5)

Rule 6.1. Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service

Rule 6.2. Accepting Appointments


Rule 6.3. Membership in Legal Services Organization


Rule 6.4. Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests


Rule 6.5. Nonprofit and Court-Annexed Limited Legal Service Programs


INFORMATION ABOUT LEGAL SERVICES (Rules 7.1 to 7.5)

Rule 7.1. Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services

Rule 7.2. Advertising


Rule 7.3. Direct Contact With Prospective Clients


Rule 7.4. Communications of Fields of Practice


Rule 7.5. Firm Names and Letterheads


MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE PROFESSION (Rules 8.1 to 8.5)

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

NOTE: The rules as published herein are subject to revisions promulgated from time to time by the New Hampshire Supreme Court and published in the New Hampshire Bar News. See Supreme Court Rules 1 and 51.

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