Canon 8

ADVISING UPON THE MERITS OF A CLIENT'S CAUSE. A member should endeavor to obtain full knowledge of his client’s cause before advising thereon, and he is bound to give a candid opinion of the merits and probable results of pending or contemplated litigation. A member should avoid bold and confident assurances to clients, especially where the employment may depend upon such assurance. Whenever the controversy will admit of fair adjustment, the client should be advised to avoid or to end the litigation.