This Proposed Opinion was adopted at the January 2014 State Bar Quarterly Meeting. Please click here to read commentary on the adopted Formal Ethics Opinion.
About Tripp Huffstetler, Senior Staff Writer (57 Articles)
Tripp Huffstetler served as the Senior Ethics Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. He is originally from Cherryville, North Carolina. In 2011, Tripp graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy as well as Political Science. During his undergraduate studies, Tripp spent summers assisting at a practice in his hometown of Cherryville. During law school he interned with the Hon. Kris Bailey, District Court Judge; Judge Paige Phillips, Wake County Magistrate; the Hon. Paul C. Ridgeway, Superior Court Judge; and the Wake County District Attorney's Office. He also assisted a local attorney in drafting a guide to interlocutory appeals, which will be published by the North Carolina Bar Association. Tripp graduated from Campbell Law School in May 2014.
Providing Defendant with Discovery During Representation [Proposed 2013 Formal Ethics Opinion 2]This Proposed Opinion was adopted at the January 2014 State Bar Quarterly Meeting.
Disclosure of Settlement Terms to Former Lawyer Asserting a Claim for Fee Division [Proposed 2013 Formal Ethics Opinion 12]Absent client consent or applicability of one of the Rule 1.6(b) exceptions, a client's lawyer is not permitted to disclose settlement information to the client's previous attorney.
Representation of Parties to a Commercial Real Estate Loan Closing [Proposed 2013 Formal Ethics Opinion 14]A lawyer generally may not represent both the borrower and the lender in a commercial real estate closing, even with consent.
Return of Electronic Records to Client upon Termination of Representation [Proposed 2013 Formal Ethics Opinion 15]This Proposed Opinion was adopted at the January 2014 State Bar Quarterly Meeting.
Protecting Confidential Client Information when Mentoring [Proposed 2014 Formal Ethics Opinion 1]How to maintain client confidentiality within the context of mentor-mentee relationships.