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Opinion 75-7 – The Florida Bar
Opinion 75-7 FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION OPINION 75-7 July 23, 1975 Advisory ethics opinions are not binding. A lawyer may not file a class action in which the lawyer is a named plaintiff, seeks to represent the class and seeks recovery of attorney’s fees for himself for representing the class.
Opinion 72-36 – The Florida Bar
Opinion 72-36 FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION OPINION 72-36 October 3, 1972 Advisory ethics opinions are not binding. A lawyer retained to represent a client should file suit to toll the statute of limitations despite the fact that his client has disappeared.
Opinion 70-20 – The Florida Bar
Opinion 70-20 FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION OPINION 70-20 August 26, 1970 Advisory ethics opinions are not binding. While an attorney has both the right and duty to oppose election or reelection of a judge believed by him to be unqualified, he should not act in such a way as to lessen public confidence in our legal system.
Opinion 59-23 – The Florida Bar
Opinion 59-23 FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION OPINION 59-23 February 11, 1960 Advisory ethics opinions are not binding. It is the duty of a lawyer to preserve his clients’ confidences and this duty outlasts the lawyer’s employment, but the Canons demand that an attorney disclose any announced intention of his client to commit a crime.
Opinion 76-35 – The Florida Bar
An attorney may draft a legal document for a client, even though he may have a genuine, good faith uncertainty as to its legality, provided that he gives his client an opinion to that effect and fully discloses possible legal effects and civil or criminal liability. Third parties directly designated
Opinion 73-17 – The Florida Bar
Opinion 73-17 FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION OPINION 73-17 June 14, 1974 Advisory ethics opinions are not binding. A lawyer is not prohibited, per se, from owning stock in a corporation formed to sell legal fee insurance policies.
Opinion 81-5 – The Florida Bar
A lawyer may not ethically accept or continue the representation of either the insured or both the insurance carrier and the insured under instructions from the insurance carrier that the lawyer is not to express any opinion as to settlement value of the cases to the insured.
Opinion 82-3 – The Florida Bar
Opinion 82-3 FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION OPINION 82-3 May 20, 1982 Advisory ethics opinions are not binding. An attorney who learns that his former client has committed a fraud upon a person or tribunal during the attorney’s representation may reveal the fraud to the court only if the client’s fraud is clearly established under the guidelines of DR 7-102(B).