FORMAL ETHICS OPINION 2016-F-161 - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Oct 5, 2016

Court: Formal Ethics Opinions - BPR

To the extent settlement provisions require attorneys to turn over documents protected by the lawyer work product doctrine, the provisions may be prohibited by Tennessee Rule of Professional Conduct 5.6(b). That is, a lawyer may not propose or agree to a settlement agreement that requires a lawyer to turn over any work product materials as part of the settlement if that action will restrict his representation of other clients.