Legal Writing Chapter 2 Exercises


Exercise 2


A lawyer may reveal information relating to the representation of a client to the extent the lawyer reasonably believes it necessary:


1.        to prevent the client from committing a criminal act that the lawyer believes is likely to result in:

a.      imminent death

b.     or substantial bodily harm;

2.        or to establish:

a.      a claim

b.     or defense on behalf of the lawyer in a controversy between the lawyer and the client,

3.        to establish a defense to:

a.      a criminal charge

b.     or civil claim against the lawyer based upon conduct in which the client was involved,

4.        or to respond to allegations in any proceeding concerning the lawyer’s representation of the client.


Exercise 4


A lawyer who has formerly represented a client in a matter shall not thereafter represent another person in:


1.     the same

2.     or a substantially related matter


in which that person’s interests are materially adverse to the interests of the former client, unless


1.     the former client consents

2.     after consultation.


Back to Exercises