Professional Responsibility

Influencing Judges and Juries

A lawyer shall not:

  1. seek to influence a judge, juror, prospective juror or other official by means prohibited by law;
  2. communicate ex parte with such a person during the proceeding unless authorized to do so by law or court order;
  3. communicate with a juror or prospective juror after discharge of the jury if:
    1. the communication is prohibited by law or court order;
    2. the juror has made known to the lawyer a desire not to communicate; or
    3. the communication involves misrepresentation, coercion, duress or harassment; or
  4. engage in conduct intended to disrupt a tribunal.