Professional Responsibility: 1998 Survey of Florida Law

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Timothy P. Chinaris

Belmont University - College of Law

Elizabeth Tarbert

The Florida Bar

Date Written: 1998


Continuing a trend, 1998 included a number of important developments in the area of professional responsibility law in Florida. Significant appellate court decisions, rule changes, and disciplinary actions potentially affect the practices of more than 58,000 members of The Florida Bar.

This article reports and summarizes those developments by placing them in the framework of the various relationships in which lawyers typically operate. Part II looks at decisions affecting what must be viewed as the central relationship in this context: the relationship between lawyer and client. Part III examines developments pertaining to what may be the dominant relationship: the lawyer's relationship with the court and the judicial system. Part IV reviews the lawyer's relationship with third parties. Part V deals with the lawyer's relationship with disciplinary authorities, particularly The Florida Bar.

Keywords: Professional Responsibility, Florida Bar

Suggested Citation

Chinaris, Tim and Tarbert, Elizabeth, Professional Responsibility: 1998 Survey of Florida Law (1998). Nova Law Review, Vol. 23, 1998, Available at SSRN:

Tim Chinaris (Contact Author)

Belmont University - College of Law ( email )

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Elizabeth Tarbert

The Florida Bar ( email )

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Tallahassee, FL
United States

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