Colorado Formal Opinion 130

Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee


Topic: lawyer’s posting or sharing of materials


Conclusion of the Committee:

“In many situations, making information obtained in the course of representing a client public is helpful, either to other lawyers or to educate the public. But client confidences must be respected. When a client gives informed consent to a lawyer’s posting or sharing of materials, or the lawyer redacts client identifying information, a lawyer does not violate Rules 1.6 or 1.9. However, even where the Rules on client confidentiality permit a lawyer to post or otherwise share client information, the lawyer must nevertheless be careful to adhere to other Rules, including those requiring adherence to court orders, prohibiting communications that are dishonest, deceitful, or substantially likely to materially prejudice the administration of justice, and governing advertising.”



Rules: Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct 1.6; 1.8; 1.9; 3.6

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