Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Limited Legal Services

The Mississippi Supreme Court has adopted amendments to Rules 1.1, 1.2 and 1.16 in conjunction with new Rule 6.5:

(a) A lawyer who, under the auspices of a program sponsored by a nonprofit organization
or court, provides short-term limited pro bono legal services to a client without expectation by either the lawyer or the client that the lawyer will provide continuing representation in the matter:
(1) is subject to Rules 1.7 and 1.9(a) only if the lawyer knows that the representation of the
client involves a conflict of interest; and
(2) is subject to Rule 1.10 only if the lawyer knows that another lawyer associated with the
lawyer in a law firm is disqualified by Rule 1.7 or 1.9(a) with respect to the matter.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(2), Rule 1.10 is inapplicable to a representation
governed by this Rule.

(Mike Frisch)


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