Conflict of Interest: Current Client
Gifts from Clients
Lawyer may accept a gift from a client only if the transaciton meets general standards of fairness and does not involve undue influence.
1) Solicitation and Instrument Preparation: Prohibition includes a testamentary device, unless the lawyer is related to the donor.
2) Allowed Gifts - Gifts given to a lawyer without a prepared instrument - say a cash bonus at the end of a case - are not per se improper as they are for a judge.