LEO: Law Firm - Unpaid Fees LE Op. 972
Law Firm - Unpaid Fees.
September 30, 1987
A law firm filed a motion for judgment against "X" in order to collect
fees owed the firm. Within six days of service and six days prior to the
date of hearing, "X" paid the entire amount due, plus court costs. On the
return date of the motion for judgment, the claim was reduced to judgment.
The committee opined that if the firm was aware at the time judgment was
made that the client had paid the monies owed, and did not advise the
tribunal of such, a violation of DR:7-102(A) (5), DR:7-105(C) (6) and
DR:1-102(A)(1) may have occurred.
Committee Opinion September 30, 1987