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
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.
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