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Rule 41. Duties and Obligations of Members

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme Court of Arizona

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
V. Regulation of the Practice of Law
D. Lawyer Obligations
A.R.S. Sup.Ct.Rules, Rule 41
Rule 41. Duties and Obligations of Members
The duties and obligations of members shall be:
(a) Those prescribed by the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct adopted as Rule 42 of these rules.
(b) To support the constitution and the laws of the United States and the State of Arizona.
(c) To maintain the respect due to courts of justice and judicial officers.
(d) To counsel or maintain no other action, proceeding or defense than those which appear to him legal and just, excepting the defense of a person charged with a public offense.
(e) To be honest in dealings with others and not make false or misleading statements of fact or law.
(f) To fulfill the duty of confidentiality to a client and not accept compensation for representing a client from anyone other than the client without the client's knowledge and approval.
(g) To avoid engaging in unprofessional conduct and to advance no fact prejudicial to the honor or reputation of a party or a witness unless required by the duties to a client or the tribunal.
(h) To support the fair administration of justice, professionalism among lawyers, and legal representation for those unable to afford counsel.
(i) To protect the interests of current and former clients by planning for the lawyer's termination of or inability to continue a law practice, either temporarily or permanently.


Amended Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008; Dec. 16, 2015, effective Jan. 1, 2016; Dec. 14, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
17A Pt. 2 A. R. S. Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 41, AZ ST S CT Rule 41
Current with amendments received through 08/15/2020.
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