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Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.6

Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.6

Definition

The ethical rule that governs restrictions on lawyers’ rights to practice. The rule prohibits lawyers from participating in offering or making (a) a partnership, shareholder, operating, employment, or other agreement that restricts a lawyer’s right to practice after the relationship has terminated, except an agreement concerning retirement benefits; or (b) an agreement in which a restriction on the lawyer’s right to practice is part of the settlement of a client controversy.

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