New opinions released by ISBA ethics committee
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Posted by: Zach Zuber
The ISBA Ethics and Practice Guidelines Committee recently released two new ethics opinions: 19-01 and 19-02, addressing issues that were the subject of Iowa Supreme Court Board of Professional Ethics and Conduct Opinions 88-14 (Jan. 12, 1989) and 79-70 (Sept. 14, 1979).
Ethics opinion 19-02 relates to lawyers serving as sole executors or trustees, and 19-01 relates to in-house insurance counsel representing insureds. You can read both opinions, as well as an introductory letter from the committee, by clicking here
It is important to note that advisory opinions and practice guidelines issued by the ISBA do not have the force of law and are not binding, as Iowa law places sole responsibility for the regulation of the practice of law with the Iowa Supreme Court.
From the Iowa Lawyer Weekly