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C Any person desiring to expand the information authorized for disclosure in DR Bor to provide for its dissemination through other forums may apply to [the agency having jurisdiction under state law].
Any such application shall be served upon [the agencies having jurisdiction under state law over the regulation of the legal profession and consumer matters] who shall be heard, together with the applicant, on the issue of whether the proposal is necessary in light of the existing provisions of the Code, accords with standards of accuracy, reliability and truthfulness, and would facilitate the process of informed selection of lawyers by potential consumers of legal services.
The relief granted in response to any such application shall be promulgated as an amendment to DR Buniversally applicable to all lawyers. F Unless otherwise specified in the advertisement if a lawyer publishes any fee information authorized under DR B in a publication that is published more frequently than one time per month, the lawyer shall be bound by any representation made therein for a period of not less than 30 days after such publication.
If a lawyer publishes any fee information authorized under DR B in a publication that is published once a month or less frequently, he shall be bound by any representation made therein until the publication of the succeeding issue.
If a lawyer publishes any fee information authorized under DR B in a publication which has no fixed date for publication of a succeeding issue, the lawyer shall be bound by any representation made therein for a reasonable period of time after publication but in no event less than one year.
G Unless otherwise specified, if a lawyer broadcasts any fee information authorized under DR Bthe lawyer shall be bound by any representation made therein for a period of not less than 30 days after such broadcast. H This rule does not prohibit limited and dignified identification of a lawyer as a lawyer as well as by name: I A lawyer shall not compensate or give any thing of value to representatives of the press, radio, television, or other communication medium in anticipation of or in return for professional publicity in a news item.
A A lawyer or law firm shall not use or participate in the use of 63 professional cards, professional announcement cards, office signs, letterheads, telephone directory listings, law lists, legal directory listings, or similar professional notices or devices, except that the following may be used if they are in dignified form: A professional card of a law firm may also give the names of members and associates.
Such cards may be used for identification. It shall not state the nature of the practice except as permitted under DR The sign shall not state the nature of the practice, except as permitted under DR A letterhead of a law firm may also give the names of members and associates, 67 and names and dates relating to deceased and retired members.
A lawyer or law firm may be designated as "General Counsel" or by similar professional reference on stationery of a client if he or the firm devotes a substantial amount of professional time in the representation of that client. B A lawyer in private practice shall not practice under a trade name, a name that is misleading as to the identity of the lawyer or lawyers practicing under such name, or a firm name containing names other than those of one or more of the lawyers in the firmexcept that the name of a professional corporation or professional association may contain "P.
E Nothing contained herein shall prohibit a lawyer from using or permitting the use of, in connection with his name, an earned degree or title derived therefrom indicating his training in the law. Factors to be considered as guides in determining the reasonableness of a fee include the following: A A lawyer shall not divide a fee for legal services with another lawyer who is not a partner in or associate of his law firm or law office, unless: A A lawyer shall not be a party to or participate in a partnership or employment agreement with another lawyer that restricts the right of a lawyer to practice law after the termination of a relationship created by the agreement, except as a condition to payment of retirement benefits.
A A lawyer shall not accept employment on behalf of a person if he knows or it is obvious that such person wishes to: DR Withdrawal from Employment. A lawyer representing a client before a tribunalwith its permission if required by its rules, shall withdraw from employment, and a lawyer representing a client in other matters shall withdraw from employment, if: Because of the fiduciary and personal character of the lawyer-client relationship and the inherently complex nature of our legal system, the public can better be assured of the requisite responsibility and competence if the practice of law is confined to those who are subject to the requirements and regulations imposed upon members of the legal profession.
Competent professional judgment is the product of a trained familiarity with law and legal processes, a disciplined, analytical approach to legal problems, and a firm ethical commitment. A lawyer is not only subject to that regulation but also is committed to high standards of ethical conduct.
The public interest is best served in legal matters by a regulated profession committed to such standards. Moreover, a person who entrusts legal matters to a lawyer is protected by the attorney-client privilege and by the duty of the lawyer to hold inviolate the confidences and secrets of his client.
The entrustment of a legal matter may well involve the confidences, the reputation, the property, the freedom, or even the life of the client. Proper protection of members of the public demands that no person be permitted to act in the confidential and demanding capacity of a lawyer unless he is subject to the regulations of the legal profession.Policy Statement It is the policy of the Board of Directors of United Security Bancshares and United Security Bank (hereafter “Board”) to conduct business in accordance with the highest ethical standards, in order to merit and maintain the complete confidence and trust of our customers, shareholders, staff members, and vendors.
VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES; STATE STATUTES; Alabama. The Code of Ethics for Public Officials, Employees, Etc. extends from Ala. Code § to § 2 PREFACE1 2 3 Formal standards of judicial conduct have existed for more than 65 years. The original 4 Canons of Judicial Ethics promulgated by the American Bar Association were modified 5 and adopted in for application in California by the Conference of California Judges (now the California Judges Association).
6 7 8 In , the American Bar Association determined that then current. The individual’s personal code of behavior: The personal Code of Behavior is the result of the complex environment that influences one’s life.
2. The ethical standards imposed on a manager by his superiors also influence him in his decisions as to the morality of behavior. If the superior condones unethical activities such as padding expenses accounts, the subordinate is encouraged to look upon this activity .
The NAADAC Code of Ethics was written to govern the conduct of its members and it is the accepted Standard of Conduct for Addiction Professionals certified by the National Certification Commission. This lesson will help you understand the factors that affect ethical behavior in the workplace and allow you to consider your own ethical decision making standards.