ABA Formal Opinion 476: The Duty to Protect Client Confidentiality in Motions to Withdraw in Civil Matters Based on Unpaid Legal Fees

Posted by | April 10, 2017 | Blog | 125 Comments

Recently, the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued ABA Formal Opinion 476 in which it gave guidance to lawyers concerning motions to withdraw based on unpaid legal fees in civil matters.

In the attached article, “American Bar Association Formal Opinion 476—The Duty to Protect Client Confidentiality in Motions to Withdraw in Civil Matters Based on Unpaid Legal Fees,” Gilda Russell, a Paragon Preferred Service Provider, discusses ABA Formal Opinion 476 and the multi-step approach it sets forth for lawyers who bring such motions.

We hope that the article — which is included in Paragon’s blog “Policy-Wise” — is helpful to you.  To access the article, press here:

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