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Lexington, Kentucky 40504

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Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct

The Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct (Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 3.130) set forth the minimum standards of conduct that can be enforced through attorney disciplinary sanctions. 

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Scope of representation




Confidentiality of information

Conflict of interest: general rule

Conflict of interest: prohibited transactions

Conflict of interest: former client

Imputed disqualification: general rule

Successive government and private employment

Former judge or arbitrator

Organization as client

Client under a disability

Safekeeping property

Declining or terminating representation



Evaluation for use by third persons

Meritorious claims and contentions

Expediting litigation

Candor toward the tribunal

Fairness to opposing party and counsel

Impartiality and decorum of the tribunal

Trial publicity

Lawyer as witness

Special responsibilities of a prosecutor

Advocate in nonadjudicative proceedings

Truthfulness in statements to others

Communication with person represented by counsel

Dealing with unrepresented person

Respect for rights of third persons

Responsibilities of a partner or supervisory lawyer

Responsibilities of a subordinate lawyer

Responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants

Professional independence of a lawyer

Unauthorized practice of law

Restrictions on right to practice

Donated legal services

Accepting appointments

Membership in legal services organization

Law reform activities affecting client interests



Attorneys' Advertising Commission

Advertising of fees

Filing of advertisements

Advisory opinions

Review of filings

Open records

Direct contact with prospective clients

Waiver and forfeiture of fees for prohibited solicitation

Communications concerning a lawyers' service


Identification of advertisements

Communications of fields of practice

Firm names and letterheads

Kentucky Disaster Plan

Bar admission and disciplinary matters

Judicial and legal officials



Benjamin Cowgill, Counselor and Attorney at Law

2333 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40504      (859) 225-5236

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2006 Benjamin Cowgill

This page was last updated on 02/17/2007