Informal Opinion Number: 950075

Rules: 8.3(a)
Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession
Reporting Professional Misconduct

QUESTION: Attorney is licensed in Missouri and state X. It appears that another attorney with whom Attorney has practiced has signed Attorney´s name without permission and entered an appearance in state X. The other attorney is not licensed in state X. Must Attorney report the other attorney to the Chief Disciplinary Counsel? ANSWER: Yes, under Rule 4-8.3(a).

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