Professional Guidelines

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Professional Guidelines

Cross Reference Table: Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct to Code of Professional Responsibility

See also: Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility to Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct

Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct Issue or Topic Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility
1.1 Competence DR 6-101 (A)(2)
1.2 (a) Scope of Representation *** EC 7-7; EC 7-8
1.2 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 7-101 (B)(1)
1.2 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 7-102 (A)(7); DR 7-102 (A)(6);
    DR 7-105 (A); EC 7-5
1.2 (d) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.2 (e) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 2-108 (A)(1)
1.3 (a) Diligence DR 6-101 (B)
1.3 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 7-101 (A)(2)
1.3 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 7-101 (A)(3)
1.4 (a) Communication DR 6-101 (C)
1.4 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” *** EC 7-8; EC 9-2
1.4 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 6-101 (D)
1.5 (a) Fees DR 2-105 (A); EC 2-20
1.5 (b) Contingent Fees DR 2-105 (C); EC 2-22
1.5 (c) Fee Splitting DR 2-105 (D)
1.5 (d) Contingent Fees DR 2-105 (C)
1.5 (e) Fee Sharing DR 2-105 (D)
1.5 (f) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.6 (a) Confidentiality DR 4-101 (A), (B)
1.6 (b)(1) Disclosure Required By Law or Court Order DR 4-101 (C)(2)
1.6 (b)(2) Disclosure to Protect Lawyer’s Legal Rights DR 4-101 (C)(4)
1.6 (b)(3) Disclosure of Client Fraud on Third Party DR 4-101 (C)(3)
1.6 (b)(4) Disclosure of Client Information for Attorney’s Death or Disability ***
1.6 (b)(5) Disclosure of Client Information for LOMAP ***
1.6 (b)(6) Disclosure of Client Information to Outside Auditor *** EC 4-3
1.6 (c)(1) Disclosure of Client’s Intent to Commit Crime DR 4-101 (D)
1.6 (c)(2) Disclosure of Client Fraud on Tribunal DR 4-101 (D)
1.6 (c)(3) Reporting Misconduct of Another Attorney ***
1.7 (a), (b) Conflict of Interest DR 5-105 (A), (C)
1.8 (a) Business Transaction With Client DR 5-104 (A)
1.8 (b) Improper Use of Client Confidences or Secrets DR 4-101 (B)(3)
1.8 (c) Client Gifts to Lawyer DR 5-104 (B)
1.8 (d) Literary Rights in Subject Matter of Representation *** EC 5-4
1.8 (e) Financial Assistance to Client DR 5-103 (B)
1.8 (f) Nonclient Paying Lawyer’s Fee DR 5-106
1.8 (g) Aggregate Settlements DR 5-107
1.8 (h) Limitation of Malpractice Liability DR 6-102 (A)
1.8 (i) Interfamily Conflicts ***
1.8 (j) Proprietary Interest in Client Matter ***
1.8 (k) Imputation of Conflicts ***
1.9 (a) Conflict of Interest: Former Client DR 5-105 (D)
1.9 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.9 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.10 (a)–(e) Imputed Disqualification *** DR 5-105 (E)
1.11 (a) Public Officials: Conflicts DR 8-101 (A)
1.11 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 9-101 (B)
1.11 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.11 (d) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.11 (e) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.11 (f) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.12 (a) Former Judge, Arbitrator or Mediator DR 9-101 (A); EC 5-20
1.12 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.12 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.12 (d) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.13 Organization as a Client *** EC 5-18; EC 5-24
1.14 Client With Impairment *** EC 7-11: EC 7-12
1.15 (a) Safekeeping Property DR 9-102 (A)
1.15 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.15 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 9-102 (B)
1.15 (d) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
1.15 (e)(1) Recordkeeping Requirements for Trust Accounts DR 9-103
1.15 (e)(2) Recordkeeping Requirements for Lawyers Serving as Fiduciaries ***
1.15 (f) Accounting Procedures DR 9-103 (B)
1.16 (a) Terminating or Declining Representation DR 2-108 (A)
1.16 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 2-108 (B)
1.16 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 2-108 (C)
1.16 (d) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 2-108 (D)
1.16 (e) Delivery of Former Client’s File ***
1.17 Sale of a Law Practice *** EC 4-6
2.1 Lawyer as Advisor *** EC 7-8
2.3 Lawyer as Evaluator *** EC 5-20
2.10 Third Party Neutral ***
2.11 Mediator ***
3.1 Meritorious Claims DR 7-102 (A)(1), (2)
3.3 (a)(1) Candor Toward Tribunal DR 7-102 (A)(5)
3.3 (a)(2) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 7-102 (A)(3)
3.3 (a)(3) Controlling Legal Authority *** EC 7-20
3.3 (a)(4) False Evidence DR 7-102 (A)(4)
3.3 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
3.3 (c) Ex Parte Proceedings ***
3.3 (d) Reporting Third Party Fraud on Tribunal DR 7-102 (B)
3.4 (a) Fairness To Opposing Party & Counsel; Obstructing Access to Evidence DR 7-108 (A)
3.4 (b) Secreting Witnesses DR 7-108 (B)
3.4 (c) Compensating Witnesses DR 7-108 (C); EC 7-25
3.4 (d) Disregarding Court Rules or Orders DR 7-105 (A)
3.4 (e) Discovery Abuse ***
3.4 (f) Improper Trial Conduct DR 7-105 (C)(1)-(4)
3.4 (g) Disruptive Rule Violations DR 7-105 (C)(5)
3.4 (h) Discouraging Witnesses ***
3.4 (i) Threatening Criminal or Disciplinary Action DR 7-104
3.4 (j) Harassing or Injuring Others DR 7-102 (A)(1)
3.5 (a), (b), (c) Communications With Jurors DR 7-107 (A)-(F), ***
3.5 (d) Influencing Judges DR 7-109 (A)
3.5 (e) Ex Parte Communication With Judge DR 7-109 (B)
3.5 (f) Disruptive Conduct Toward Tribunal ***
3.6 (a), (b) Trial Publicity DR 7-106
3.7 (a) Lawyer as Witness DR 5-101 (B); DR 5-102 (A)
3.7 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 5-102 (B)
3.7 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
3.8 (a) Additional Responsibilities of a Prosecutor DR 8-102 (A)(1)
3.8 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 8-102 (A)(1)
3.8 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 8-102 (A)(2)
3.8 (d) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 8-102 (A)(3)
3.8 (e) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 7-106 (B)
4.1 (a) Truthfulness in Statements to Others DR 7-102 (A)(5)
4.1 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” *** DR 7-102 (A)(3); DR 7-102 (A)(7)
4.2 Ex Parte Communication With Represented Person DR 7-103 (A)(1)
4.3 (a) Dealing With Unrepresented Persons DR 7-103 (B)
4.3 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 7-103 (A)(2)
4.4 Respect for Rights of Third Persons *** DR 7-102 (A)(1); DR 7-105
(C)(2); DR 7-107 (C); DR 7-107 (D)
5.1 Responsibilities of a Supervising Lawyer *** DR 1-103 (A); DR 4-101 (E); (C)(2); DR 7-107 (C); DR 7-107 (D)
DR 7-106 (B)
5.3 (a), (b) Nonlawyer Assistants DR 3-104 (C); DR 4-101 (E)
5.3 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
5.4 (a) Sharing Fees With Nonlawyer *** DR 3-102 (A)
5.4 (b) Partnership With Nonlawyer DR 3-103 (A)
5.4 (c) Avoiding Influence By Non-clients DR 5-106(B)
5.4 (d) Professional Corporations Owned by Nonlawyers DR 5-106 (C)
5.5 (a)(1) Unauthorized Practice of Law *** EC 3-9
5.5 (a)(2) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 3-101 (A)
5.5 (b) Employment of Suspended or Disbarred Lawyers DR 3-101 (B)
5.5 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 3-101 (C)
5.6 (a), (b) Agreements Restricting Practice of Law DR 2-106
6.1 Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service *** ECs 2-26, 2-27, 2-28, 2-29, 2-30, 2-31, 2-32, 2-33, 2-34
6.2 Accepting Appointments *** EC 2-38; EC 2-39
6.3 Membership in Legal Services Organization ***
6.5 Nonprofit Limited Legal Services ***
7.1 Communications Concerning A Lawyer’s Services DR 2-101
7.2 Advertising DR 2-101, ***
7.3 Recommendation or Solicitation of Professional Employment DR 2-103
7.4 (a), (b) Communication of Fields of Practice & Certification DR 2-104 (A), (B)
7.4 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
7.4 (d) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
7.5 Firm Names & Letterheads DR 2-102
8.1 Bar Admission & Disciplinary Matters DR 1-101
8.2 Judicial Officials *** EC 8-6
8.3 (a) Reporting Professional Misconduct DR 1-103 (A)
8.3 (b) Reporting Professional Misconduct ***
8.3 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
8.3 (d) ”      ”     ”      ” ***
8.3 (e) Reporting Lawyer’s Own Professional Misconduct ***
8.4 (a) Misconduct DR 1-102 (A)(1)
8.4 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 1-102 (A)(3)
8.4 (c) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 1-102 (A)(4)
8.4 (d) ”      ”     ”      ” DR 9-101 (C)
8.4 (e) ”      ”     ”      ” EC 7-31, EC 9-1
8.5 (a) Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law DR 1-102 (B)
8.5 (b) ”      ”     ”      ” ***

Updated: October 21, 2016