In-house Counsel's Obligations - Under Certain Provisions of the Code of Ethics of Advocates

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The Code of ethics of advocates (R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r.1) (the “Code”) applies to all lawyers inscribed on the Roll of the Order of Advocates “regardless of the context or manner in which he engages in his professional activities or the nature of his contractual relationship with the client ” (article 1.00.01). Therefore, the Code applies to in-house counsel.

This article highlights certain provisions of the Code and is intended to provide food for thought to in-house counsel regarding those provisions of particular interest for him.

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