Pennsylvania Bar Association Opinion 2007-100

Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Topic: Rights of Access, Possession and Copying, Along with Retention Considerations

From the Opinion:

“This Formal Opinion supersedes all prior inconsistent opinions of the Committee and should be reviewed for guidance by Pennsylvania lawyers when they are opening, closing or taking other action with respect to the contents of a client’s file.”

Rules: Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct 1.4, 1.6; 1.15


Referenced Authority:

  • Pennsylvania Formal Opinion 99-120
  • Pennsylvania Formal Opinion 2006-300
  • Nebraska Advisory Op. No. 2001.3


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