Proposed Model Rule 5.4: Is It Necessary for Corporate Staff Counsel
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Schaefer, C. Barry
INTRODUCTION|The public debate surrounding the American Bar Association's Proposed Model Rules of Professional Conduct has focused primarily on the appropriate balance between an attorney's loyalty to his client and his professional responsibility to society at large, with particular emphasis on proposals expanding the scope of an attorney's obligation to disclose client confidences. The Proposed Model Rules contain other changes of potential significant consequence, which, in contrast, have drawn little attention. One of these is proposed Model Rule 5.4, Professional Independence of a Firm, which, for the first time, would require "employment contracts" for, among others, corporate staff counsel. The contracts purportedly would assure their professional independence...
15 Creighton L. Rev. 639 (1981-1982)
Creighton University School of Law