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No financial interest in transactions, no gifts, C2S30 CPRA

Section 30, Canon II

SECTION 30. No financial interest in transactions; no gifts. – A lawyer in government shall not, directly or indirectly, promote or advance his or her private or financial interest or that of another, in any transaction requiring the approval of his or her office. Neither shall such lawyer solicit gifts or receive anything of value in relation to such interest.
Such lawyer in government shall not give anything of value to, or otherwise unduly favor, any person transacting with his or her office, with the expectation of any benefit in return. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. No financial interest in transactions; no gifts

a. No promoting or advancing financial interest or that of another

Whether directly or indirectly, government lawyers are prohibited from promoting or advancing their private or financial interest or that of another, in any transaction requiring the approval of their office.

1) No soliciting gifts or receiving anything of value

In relation to the said interest, lawyers are prohibited from soliciting gifts or receiving anything of value.

This prohibition is broad and does not admit of any qualification nor exception. Thus, gifts or anything of value, regardless of their worth, whether expensive or inexpensive, are covered.

b. No quid pro quo

Quid pro quo – means “____________.” (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)

Further, government lawyers are prohibited from giving anything of value to, or otherwise unduly favor, any person transacting with their office, with the expectation of any benefit in return. This is also known as quid pro quo.

References

Canon II, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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