LEO: Retention of Files LE Op. 323
Retention of Files.
May 15, 1979
Where a firm's associate resigns his position to form his own practice
and continues to represent a former firm client, it is improper for the
firm to withhold the client's files in an attempt to collect a past fee.
[See II: DR:2-108(A)(3) and (D).]
Committee Opinion May 15, 1979