Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.4

Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.4

Definition

The ethical rule governing communications with clients. The rule requires that a lawyer promptly inform the client of anything that requires the client’s informed consent, reasonably consult with the client about how the client’s objectives are to be accomplished, keep the client reasonably informed about a matter’s status, promptly comply with reasonable requests for information, consult with the client about any limitation on the lawyer’s conduct when the lawyer knows that the client expects assistance that is not permitted by the ethical rules or other law, and explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation.

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