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July 27, 2015

Legal Ethics Opinions 1880, 1882, and 1883 Are Final

The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics has issued three Legal Ethics Opinions as final.

LEO 1880: Obligations of a court-appointed attorney to advise his indigent client of the right of appeal following conviction upon a guilty plea; duty of court-appointed attorney to follow the indigent client’s instruction to appeal following a guilty plea when the attorney believes the appeal would be frivolous.

LEO 1882: Conflict between criminal clients when one client expresses a desire to testify against the other.

LEO 1883: Ethical obligations of a lawyer for a chapter 7 bankruptcy petitioner in handling fixed fees advanced by the client.

Updated: Jul 27, 2015