Online posts that could violate conflict of interest, C2S44 CPRA

Section 44, Canon II

SECTION 44. Online posts that could violate conflict of interest. – A lawyer shall exercise prudence in making posts or comments in social media that could violate the provisions on conflict of interest under the CPRA. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Online posts that could violate conflict of interest

Under this section, lawyers are required to “exercise prudence in making posts or comments in social media that could violate the provisions on conflict of interest under the CPRA.”

CPRA provisions on conflict of interest include:

1) Conflict of interest [in general] (Section 13, Canon III);

2) Conflict of interest for lawyers in the academe (Section 33, Canon II);

3) Conflict of interest in representation; current clients (Section 14, Canon III);

4) Conflict of interest of a lawyer hired by a law firm (Section 15, Canon III);

5) Prohibition against conflict-of-interest representation; prospective clients (Section 17, Canon III);

6) Corporate lawyers; conflict of interest (Section 19, Canon III);

7) Legal services organization; conflict of interest (Section 20, Canon III);

8) Lawyers in government service; conflict of interest (Section 21, Canon III);

9) Public Attorney’s Office; conflict of interest (Section 22, Canon III);

10) Non-disclosure of legal consultation (Section 32, Canon III);

11) Pro bono Limited Legal Services (Section 36, Canon III); and

12) Termination of Limited Legal Services (Section 38, Canon III).

References

Canon II, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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