New ABA Ethics Opinion on In-House Consulting on Ethical Issues

 AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION STANDING COMMITTEE ON ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY 

Formal Opinion 08-453 October 17, 2008 

In-House Consulting on Ethical Issues 

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For Connecticut Lawyers asks lawyers considering whether to consult with in-house ethics counsel about past conduct:  Why take the risk?  Why not consult with an outside lawyer who owes no obligation to the firm or to the firm’s client?