A Review of Recent Case Law and Proceedings Before The American Law Institute and the Bankruptcy Review Commission.


A. Which Ethics Rules Apply

1. Ethics Standards chosen by the Court

a. Most Districts chose the ethical rules for the state.

b. Southern District of Florida-Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. S. D. FL. Loc. R. 11.1C

c. Middle District of Florida-Model Rules of Professional Conduct as modified by the Florida Supreme Court. U.S. Dist. Ct. M.D.Fla.Loc.R.. 2.04(c)

d. The Fifth Circuit has held that the ABA Code of Professional Conduct is a guideline for the federal courts to follow in the regulation of their affairs. Brennan's, Ins. v. Brennan's Restaurants, Inc., 590 F.2d 168 (5th Cir. 1979).