RULE 4.4 RESPECT FOR RIGHTS OF THIRD PERSONS
In representing a client, a lawyer shall not use means that have no substantial purpose other than to delay or to embarrass or burden a third person, or use methods of obtaining evidence that violate the legal rights of such a person.
 Responsibility to a client requires a lawyer to subordinate the interests of
others to those of the
client, but that responsibility does not imply that a lawyer
has no obligation to
respect may disregard
the rights of third persons. For example, a lawyer shall not: ask questions or otherwise allude to
matters not reasonably believed to be relevant with the intention of degrading a witness or
act on a client's behalf only to harass or maliciously injure another; or make comments to or
investigate jurors or members of the venire where those acts are calculated merely to harass,
embarrass, or vex jurors or members of the venire.
Reference: Minutes of the Professional Conduct Subcommittee of the Attorney Standards Committee on 09/20/85 and 10/18/85; Minutes of Joint Committee on Attorney Standards on 06/08/04, 04/08/05, 06/14/05.