SB 0955 Prohibited Attorney-Client Transactions
LR Number:S3563.01I Fiscal Note:3563-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:05/28/96 - S Consent Calendar (3/6)
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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Current Bill Summary

SB 955 - This act amends Supreme Court Rule 1.8 by deleting paragraph (e) from this rule. Paragraph (e) states that a lawyer shall not provide financial assistance to a client in connection with litigation unless: 1) the lawyer advances the costs and expenses of litigation; or 2) the lawyer, who is representing an indigent client, pays the court costs and expenses of litigation for that client.

A second bill, SB 956, adds a new section to the statutes which allows attorneys to provide certain financial assistance to clients.