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Rule 42. Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct

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Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
V. Regulation of the Practice of Law
D. Lawyer Obligations
Rule 42. Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct
A.R.S. Sup.Ct.Rules, Rule 42, Rules of Prof.Conduct, Rule 42
Rule 42. Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct
The professional conduct of members shall be governed by the Model Rules of Professional Conduct of the American Bar Association, adopted August 2, 1983, as amended by this court and adopted as the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct:
PREAMBLE
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1.0. Terminology
CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP
1.1. Competence.
1.2. Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority between Client and Lawyer.
1.3. Diligence.
1.4. Communication.
1.5. Fees.
1.6. Confidentiality of Information.
1.7. Conflict of Interest: Current Clients.
1.8. Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules.
1.9. Duties to Former Clients.
1.10. Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule.
1.11. Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Officers and Employees.
1.12. Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral.
1.13. Organization as Client.
1.14. Client with Diminished Capacity.
1.15. Safekeeping Property.
1.16. Declining or Terminating Representation.
1.17. Sale of Law Practice.
1.18. Duties to Prospective Clients.
COUNSELOR
2.1. Advisor.
2.2. [Reserved.].
2.3. Evaluation for Use by Third Persons.
2.4. Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutral.
ADVOCATE
3.1. Meritorious Claims and Contentions.
3.2. Expediting Litigation.
3.3. Candor Toward the Tribunal.
3.4. Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel.
3.5. Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal.
3.6. Trial Publicity.
3.7. Lawyer as Witness.
3.8. Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor.
3.9. Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings.
3.10. Credible and Material Exculpatory Information about a Convicted Person.
TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN CLIENTS
4.1. Truthfulness in Statements to Others.
4.2. Communication with Person Represented by Counsel.
4.3. Dealing with Unrepresented Person.
4.4. Respect for Rights of Others.
LAW FIRMS AND ASSOCIATIONS
5.1. Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers.
5.2. Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer.
5.3. Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants.
5.4. Professional Independence of a Lawyer.
5.5. Unauthorized Practice of Law.
5.5. Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law.
5.6. Restrictions on Right to Practice.
5.7. Responsibilities Regarding Law-Related Services.
PUBLIC SERVICE
6.1. Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service.
6.2. Accepting Appointments.
6.3. Membership in Legal Services Organization.
6.4. Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests.
6.5. Nonprofit and Court-Annexed Limited Legal Service Programs.
INFORMATION ABOUT LEGAL SERVICES
7.1. Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services.
7.2. Advertising.
7.3. Solicitation of Clients.
7.4. Communication of Fields of Practice.
7.5. Firm Names and Letterheads.
MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE PROFESSION
8.1. Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters.
8.2. Judicial and Legal Officials.
8.3. Reporting Professional Misconduct.
8.4. Misconduct.
8.5. Jurisdiction.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL NOTES
The Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct, Supreme Court Rule 42, replaced the Arizona Code of Professional Responsibility, former Supreme Court Rule 29(a), which was deleted, effective February 1, 1985.
17A Pt. 2 A. R. S. Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 42, Rules of Prof. Conduct, Rule 42, AZ ST S CT RULE 42 RPC Rule 42
The Arizona Court Rules are current with amendments received through 8/1/18. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 4/15/18.
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