The Ohio Supreme Court Board of Professional Conduct has issued its second Advisory Opinion (2016-2) of the year. This Advisory Opinion covers a lawyer’s duty to report unprivileged knowledge of another lawyer’s misconduct. The Syllabus of the Opinion states that:
"A lawyer is required under Prof.Cond.R. 8.3 to report any unprivileged knowledge of a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel or a bar association's certified grievance committee. A lawyer shall not reveal privileged information relating to the representation of a client, including information protected by the attorney-client privilege. Prof.Cond.R. 1.6(a). A lawyer may reveal information relating to the representation of a client if the client gives informed consent under Prof.Cond.R. 1.6."
This Opinion replaces Opinion 90-01.
The Ohio Supreme Court provides all of its Advisory Opinions on this page, with various finding tools for accessing them.