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Board Opinion Provides Guidance For Ohio Lawyers On Non-recourse Civil Litigation Advance Contracts

Article: January 4, 2013  |  Malpractice Alerts Archived

Opinion 2012-3, issued by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Ohio Supreme Court on December 7, 2012, sets out the ethical obligations for Ohio lawyers if a client pursues a non-recourse civil litigation advance regulated by Ohio Revised Code 1349.55. First, the Opinion advises that Ohio lawyers may inform clients of such advances offered by alternative litigation finance (ALF) providers.

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