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Ethical Issues in Tort Law Cases
CLE Credits (60): 1.0
The primary source of authority and guidance on ethical matters for attorneys engaged in handling estate planning and trust & estate matters is the Alabama Rules of Professional
Conduct, which govern all lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama. These Rules are based on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, with some minor revisions, and became effective January 1, 1991.
A good secondary source for guidance on ethical matters in the field of Trusts & Estates is provided by The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”), which first adopted its ACTEC Commentaries on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (the “ACTEC Commentaries”) in October, 1993. The ACTEC Commentaries are now in their Fourth Edition, having been most recently updated in 2006. The purpose of the ACTEC Commentaries is to give “particularized guidance” to lawyers who practice in the trusts and estates area and to bring practical application to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The Commentaries are available free for downloading on ACTEC’s website (www.actec.org). 1
- Robert E. Lusk, Jr.
- Ethical Issues in Tort Law Cases
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