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Ethics Opinions

These formal ethics opinions are issued by the State Bar of Montana's Ethics Committee upon request of the Bar's members, who pose the questions answered in the opinions. The opinions are advisory only, based on the Committee's reading of the Rules of Professional Conduct. They are non-binding.

The Latest Opinions

  • Issued on December 14, 2011
  • Issued on December 16, 2010
    Unbundling/Limited Scope Representation
  • Issued on June 23, 2010
    Marriage & law-business conlicts
    These 3 potential conflict occur in a small Montana town.

  • Issued on April 12, 2010
    HIPAA & psychotherapy notes
    Can you disclose your client's psychoterapy file -- to your client? 100412

  • Issued on March 10, 2010
    Notary-rule compliance
    Do lawyer's have a choice to comply with the new MCA 1-5-416(1)(g)?

  • Issued on July 11, 2008
    Fixed fees
    They're allowed under Rules of Conduct, but such contracts must meet certain ethical obligations.



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