INTERMEDIARIES. The professional services of a member shall not be controlled or exploited by any lay agency, personal or corporate, which intervenes between client and a member. A members responsibilities and qualifications are individual. He shall avoid all relations which direct the performance of his duties by or in the interest of such intermediary. A member's relation to his client should be personal, and the responsibility shall be direct to the client. Charitable societies rendering aid to the indigent are not deemed such intermediaries.
A member may accept employment from any organization, such as an association, club, or trade organization, to render legal service in any matter in which the organization, as an entity, is interested, but this employment shall not include the rendering of legal services to the members of such an organization in respect to their individual affairs.