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Lawyers group together to decide minimum requirements to enter the profession and rules of conduct ii. State supreme court 1. State¶s highest court 2. In some states, the bar associations recommend rules to the supreme court which then become state laws iii. State legislatures iv. The united states supreme court b. Licensing requirements i. Done at the state level c. Ethical code and rules i. Based on two revisions of ABA that consist of canons 1. Model code of professional responsibility 2. Model rules of professional conduct a. Most states use this, this is a more modern revision d. Sanctions for violations i. Reprimand ii. Suspension iii. Disbarment iv. May be subject to civil liability 1. Malpractice 2. damages b) Attorney Ethics and Paralegal practice a. Duty of competence b. Confidentiality of information c. Confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege i. All informations is confidential that represents that case, some of this information can be considered attorney-client priviledge. This is because before a case opposing attorneys may get information from each other 1. Examples information concerning client¶s legal rights or problems 2. Work product of attorney, legal strategy or interpretation ii. Attorney-client priviledge occurs the moment client talks to attorney about legal problem iii. Client is the holder of the priviledge d. Conflict of interest c) The unauthorized practice of law a. State UPL statues b. The prohibition against fee splitting a)