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Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4

Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4

Definition

Rule that requires lawyers to maintain the integrity of the legal profession. The rule provides it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to violate or knowingly assist or induce another to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct; commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer; engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; engage in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice; state or imply an ability to improperly influence a government agency or official; knowingly assist a judge in violating the rules of judicial conduct; or engage in harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or socioeconomic status.

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