Reminder of Govt. Attny Ethical Obligations Form

Reminder of Govt. Attny Ethical Obligations Form - REMINDER...

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__________________________ __________________________ __________________________ REMINDER OF GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS TO CLIENT As an incoming Department of Justice attorney, it is important for you to remember that you are not only a federal government employee but also an attorney representing a client (in most circumstances, the Executive branch of the United States or the Department), with all the professional responsibilities that entails. Indeed, 28 U.S.C. § 530B mandates that attorneys for the Government comply with applicable State laws and rules, and Federal court rules, governing attorneys. It is therefore important for you to reacquaint yourself with the laws and rules of professional conduct adopted by the jurisdictions in which you are licensed and in which you practice. For instance, among an attorney’s professional obligations is the obligation to protect confidential client information. This obligation is established in state bar rules analogous to Rule
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