Obsolete Date: 8/1/2006
In the course of representing a client a lawyer shall not make a statement to a third person of fact or law that the lawyer knows to be false.
A lawyer is required to be truthful when dealing with others on a client's behalf, but generally has no affirmative duty to inform an opposing party of relevant facts. A misrepresentation can occur if the lawyer incorporates or affirms a statement of another person that the lawyer knows is false.
Reference: Minutes of the Professional Conduct Subcommittee of the Attorney Standards Committee on 08/17/84, 09/13/84 and Approved on 10/19/84 and 10/18/85