SCR 3.130 KENTUCKY RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN CLIENTS

Current with amendments received through 6/30/99

SCR 3.130(4.4) RESPECT FOR RIGHTS OF THIRD PERSONS

In representing a client, a lawyer shall not knowingly use means that have no substantial purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden a third person, or knowingly use methods of obtaining evidence that violate the legal rights of such a person.

Adopted by Order 89-1, eff. 1-1-90

COMMENTARY

Supreme Court

1989:

Responsibility to a client requires a lawyer to subordinate the interests of others to those of the client, but that responsibility does not imply that a lawyer may disregard the rights of third persons. It is impractical to catalogue all such rights, but they include legal restrictions on methods of obtaining evidence from third persons.

Ethics Opinions At This Website Citing This Rule

KBA E-393