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Background information

KBA Formal Ethics Opinions are advisory opinions about what lawyers may and may not do in Kentucky. The KBA is an agency of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. See Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 3.025. The KBA issues formal ethics opinions pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 3.530.

Note: The law of Kentucky has changed and evolved since the KBA began issuing formal ethics opinions 44 years ago. Consequently, you should not rely on the content of any opinion retrieved from this site as a substitute for competent and complete legal research.

Benjamin Cowgill, Counselor and Attorney at Law

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The content of this page is provided for use as general information only.  Nothing on this page should be construed as legal advice or legal opinion regarding any specific set of facts or circumstances.  Any links to other websites are provided as a convenience for persons engaged in research. This site makes no warranties regarding the content of other websites.

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This page was last updated on 02/17/2007