LEO: Protecting Client's Property  LE Op. 330


Protecting Client's Property.


July 30, 1979


An attorney represents a client who has been involuntarily committed by a

court to a mental institution, and the attorney in the course of the

representation receives a redeemable airline ticket due to expire shortly

thereafter. Under such circumstances, the attorney should redeem the

ticket, depositing the proceeds in a trust account and advise the court

promptly of the funds. [See II: DR:9-102(A) and (B).]


Committee Opinion July 30, 1979