Opinions Interpreting MRPC

The Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct [MRPC] became effective October 1, 1988; conduct occurring after October 1, 1988, is governed by these Rules. For conduct occurring between October 4, 1971 through September 30, 1988, see the former Michigan Code of Professional Responsibility [MCPR] and Tables. For conduct occurring prior to October 4, 1971, see the Michigan Canons of Professional Ethics [MCPE]. This table lists those ethics opinions that cite the respective provisions of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct.

Notice to Lawyers:
State Bar of Michigan ethics opinions are advisory and non-binding in nature. This index is a complete historical catalog. Some of the listed ethics opinions, though not expressly superseded in subsequent ethics opinions, may be nonetheless outmoded or no longer sound due to subsequent changes in case law, statutes, or court rules. Practitioners are urged to thoroughly research all sources to determine the current validity of any given ethics opinion.

Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct Michigan Code of Responsibility Ethics Opinions Interpreting Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct
Scope and Applicability of Rules and Commentary
1
R-12, RI-25, RI-55, RI-68, RI-139, RI-149,
RI-178, RI-187, RI-199, RI-202, RI-301, RI-343,
RI-348, RI-350, RI-358,
1.0(b)
RI-287, RI-301,
Competence
1.1 DR 6-101(A)
RI-50, RI-55, RI-128, RI-149, RI-158, RI-191,
RI-223, RI-252, RI-254, RI-347, JI-118, RI-348,
RI-349, RI-355, RI-358, RI-366,
1.1(a)
RI-343,
1.1(b)
1.1(c)
Scope of Representation
1.2
RI-343, RI-347, RI-350, R-021,
1.2(a) DR 7-101(A)(1)
R-6, R-010, RI-051, RI-76, RI-085, RI-89,
RI-125, RI-157, RI-158, RI-171, RI-176, RI-213,
RI-250, RI-255, RI-262, RI-267, RI-272, RI-273,
RI-275, RI-286, RI-296, RI-302, RI-308, RI-326,
RI-348, RI-350,
1.2(b)
JI-50, R-6, R-010, R-11, R-014, RI-93,
RI-114, RI-125, RI-176, RI-184, RI-198, RI-213,
RI-234, RI-267, RI-273, RI-275, RI-319, RI-326,
RI-347, RI-348, RI-358,
1.2(c) DR 7-102
R-010, R-11, R-014, RI-41, RI-051, RI-61,
RI-063, RI-085, RI-89, RI-116, RI-148, RI-151,
RI-156, RI-160, RI-165, RI-184, RI-209, RI-213,
RI-254, RI-267, RI-272, RI-273, RI-275, RI-302,
RI-326, RI-345, RI-347, RI-348, RI-350,
1.2(d) DR 9-101(C)
RI-33, RI-051, RI-61, RI-151, RI-160, RI-220,
RI-267, RI-273, RI-275, RI-326, RI-347,
Diligence
1.3 DR 6-101(A)(3)
R-007, R-010, RI-149, RI-189, RI-231, RI-252,
RI-301, RI-343, RI-347, RI-355,
Communication
1.4
RI-343, RI-344, RI-347, RI-349, RI-355,
1.4(a)
JI-089, R-6, R-007, R-010, R-014, RI-6,
RI-063, RI-67, RI-89, RI-100, RI-125, RI-155,
RI-171, RI-190, RI-195, RI-201, RI-202, RI-206,
RI-211, RI-213, RI-220, RI-231, RI-234, RI-252,
RI-255, RI-262, RI-273, RI-343, RI-350,
1.4(b)
JI-089, R-6, R-007, R-010, R-014, RI-063,
RI-67, RI-89, RI-128, RI-141, RI-164, RI-171,
RI-176, RI-184, RI-190, RI-195, RI-196, RI-200,
RI-201, RI-202, RI-206, RI-211, RI-213, RI-219,
RI-220, RI-228, RI-231, RI-234, RI-241, RI-252,
RI-254, RI-255, RI-262, RI-267, RI-273, RI-275,
RI-279, RI-286, RI-289, RI-296, RI-310, RI-325,
RI-345, RI-347, RI-348, RI-349, RI-359,
Fees
1.5
RI-344, RI-347, RI-350, RI-358, RI-310, RI-326,
RI-363,
1.5(a) DR 2-106(A), DR 2-106(B)
R-11, RI-3, RI-6, RI-010, RI-27, RI-038,
RI-40, RI-50, RI-69, RI-73, RI-114, RI-122,
RI-147, RI-150, RI-155, RI-162, RI-168, RI-175,
RI-193, RI-201, RI-203, RI-234, RI-241, RI-269,
RI-308, RI-310, RI-319, RI-326, RI-330, RI-343,
R-021, RI-363,
1.5(b)
R-007, RI-3, RI-6, RI-010, RI-27, RI-038,
RI-50, RI-69, RI-184, RI-191, RI-193, RI-203,
RI-241, RI-269, RI-310, RI-317, RI-326, RI-343,
1.5(c)
R-11, RI-6, RI-64, RI-73, RI-127, RI-162,
RI-175, RI-181, RI-184, RI-193, RI-198, RI-203,
RI-204, RI-213, RI-221, RI-241, RI-269, RI-308,
RI-310, RI-326, RI-350,
1.5(d) DR 2-106(C)
RI-28, RI-127, RI-158, RI-181, RI-198, RI-203,
RI-204, RI-221, RI-269, RI-286, RI-346,
1.5(e) DR 2-107(A)
JI-045, RI-19, RI-30, RI-32, RI-68, RI-100,
RI-114, RI-116, RI-122, RI-124, RI-158, RI-199,
RI-200, RI-201, RI-203, RI-211, RI-214, RI-224,
RI-234, RI-270, RI-294, RI-310, RI-326, RI-340,
RI-346,
Confidentiality of Information
1.6
RI-285, RI-287, RI-301, RI-335, RI-336, RI-340,
RI-344, RI-347, JI-118, RI-348, RI-355, RI-361,
RI-366,
1.6(a) DR 4-101(A), DR 4-101(B)
JI-32, JI-038, JI-089, R-002, R-004, R-5,
R-8, R-010, R-12, RI-54, RI-57, RI-62,
RI-68, RI-72, RI-77, RI-88, RI-105, RI-109,
RI-118, RI-139, RI-140, RI-141, RI-151, RI-168,
RI-187, RI-191, RI-200, RI-207, RI-209, RI-220,
RI-230, RI-240, RI-249, RI-261, RI-266, RI-272,
RI-273, RI-300, RI-314, RI-318, RI-321,
1.6(b)
R-6, R-8, R-010, RI-15, RI-17, RI-47,
RI-68, RI-88, RI-109, RI-118, RI-123, RI-139,
RI-140, RI-141, RI-152, RI-154, RI-155, RI-178,
RI-183, RI-186, RI-187, RI-190, RI-191, RI-207,
RI-230, RI-239, RI-240, RI-249, RI-259, RI-266,