Hypothetical - Legal Ethics for Government Lawyers

more+
less-

In March 2012, I moderated a panel at the Practicing Law Institute on legal ethics for government lawyers. The panel addressed some of the unique ethical challenges that government lawyers face, including how to identify who your client is, whether government lawyers have a higher duty to "seek truth" and "do justice" than private lawyers, specific regulations that govern federal and state employees, including newly-enacted regulations in New York state , and how to analyze conflicts of interest as you transition between public and private practice under Rule 1.11 (the "revolving door" rule).

This is a hypothetical I prepared for the ethics program.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Published In: Professional Malpractice Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Nicole Hyland, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »