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Attys Must Admit Some Errors To Current Clients, ABA Says

Law360 (April 17, 2018, 5:44 PM EDT) -- Lawyers have an ethical duty to tell current clients if they discover they have made a potentially significant mistake in the course of the representation, but the obligation does not extend to former clients, the American Bar Association said on Tuesday.

In its latest formal opinion, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility noted that an attorney’s duty under Model Rule 4.1 to disclose a mistake hinges on whether the error was "material" and whether the attorney still represents the client when the error...
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