The Philadelphia Bar Association's Professional Guidance Committee provides, upon request, advice for lawyers facing or anticipating facing ethical dilemmas. Opinions are advisory only and are based upon the specific facts provided in inquiries. Opinions are not binding upon the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania or any other Court. They carry only such weight as an appropriate reviewing authority may choose to give it.

For more information, please contact Charles J. Klitsch, Director of Public and Legal Services, Philadelphia Bar Association, at 215-238-6326 or

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