AGREEMENTS RESTRICTING THE PRACTICE OF A LAWYER

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95-11 A restriction on the right of a plaintiff’s attorney to represent future claimants against a defendant as part of a settlement of the attorney’s existing client’s claims against that same defendant represents an impermissible restriction on the right to practice which may not be demanded or accepted without violating DR 2-108(B).

94-09 An attorney may not enter into an agreement with a law firm that restricts the attorney's right to the use of information claimed to be proprietary by the law firm unless the agreement is carefully and narrowly drawn so that it does not restrict an attorney's right to practice law.

 

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