TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN CLIENTS

 

Rule 4.1.  Truthfulness in statements to others.
Rule 4.2.  Communication with person represented by counsel.
Rule 4.3.  Dealing with unrepresented person.
Rule 4.4.  Respect for rights of third persons.

 

Rule 4.1.  Truthfulness in statements to others.
      In the course of representing a client a lawyer shall not knowingly:
      (a) make a false statement of material fact or law to a third person; or
      (b) fail to disclose a material fact to a third person when disclosure is necessary to avoid assisting a criminal or fraudulent act by a client, unless disclosure is prohibited by Rule 1.6.

Rule 4.2.  Communication with person represented by counsel.
      In representing a client, a lawyer shall not communicate about the subject of the representation with a party the lawyer knows to be represented by another lawyer in the matter, unless the lawyer has the consent of the other lawyer or is authorized by law to do so.

Rule 4.3.  Dealing with unrepresented person.

      In dealing on behalf of client with a person who is not represented by counsel, a lawyer shall not state or imply that the lawyer is disinterested.  When the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that the unrepresented person misunderstands the lawyer’s role in the matter, the lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to correct the misunderstanding.

Rule 4.4.  Respect for rights of third persons.

      In representing a client, a lawyer shall not use means that have no substantial purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden a third person, or use methods of obtaining evidence that violate the legal rights of such a person.