Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 0
Attorney Name Anonymous,    
DBP Docket No. 163 DB 2000
Supreme Court Docket No. N/A
Disciplinary Counsel Harold E. Ciampoli, Jr.
Counsel for Respondent
Decision Date 2001-12-10
Effective Date 2002-02-13
Case Digest In 1996, Respondent prepared a will & trust on behalf of his clients. The Trust was for Grandchildren of the clients and named certain individuals to act as Trustees. The clients did not grant permission to divulge confidential information relating to Respondent’s representation to any third parties. In 1998, Respondent verbally divulged the names of the Trustees to the Daughter –in- Law of his clients.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.6 (a)
Discipline Imposed Private Reprimand
Points of Law A lawyer who prepares a will violates confidentiality if he discloses information about the will without permission.
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