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Termination of limited legal services, C3S38 CPRA

Section 38, Canon III

SECTION 38. Termination of Limited Legal Services. – Unless governed by Canon III, Section 36, a lawyer must cease to provide Limited Legal Services to a client when the lawyer becomes aware that there may be an actual or potential conflict of interest, except with the written informed consent of the client.
In all cases, the Limited Legal Services terminates upon the completion of such services. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)

1. Termination of Limited Legal Services

a. Cease upon actual or potential conflict of interest

Under this section, lawyers “must cease to provide Limited Legal Services to a client when the lawyer becomes aware that there may be an actual or potential conflict of interest, except with the written informed consent of the client.”

b. Exceptions

The above mandate to cease is subject to the following exceptions:

1) Unless governed by Canon III, Section 36, i.e. Pro Bono Limited Legal Services; and

2) With written informed consent of the client.

c. Termination upon completion

Limited Legal Services terminates “upon the completion of such services” in any of the said cases.

References

Canon III, 2023 Code of Professional Responsibility

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