OPINION 88
November 1953

 CANDOR AND FAIRNESS - An attorney may not file with the trial judge a brief covering the principal points involved in a pending action without furnishing a copy to opposing counsel.

Canon 19.

Question

Would it be a violation of the Canons of Ethics for an attorney to file with the trial judge a brief covering the principal points involved in a pending action without furnishing a copy to opposing counsel?

Opinion

It is the unanimous opinion of the members of the committee that it would be a violation of Canon 19 for an attorney to furnish such a brief to the trial judge without providing a copy to opposing counsel. Opinion 22 also covers this question. (10-0)