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American Bar Assn Sample Ethics Question

The following ethics question has been approved by the ABA Ethics Panel for inclusion on all future state bar examinations.
  1. As a result of a consultation with a client, an attorney advises her that the fee will be $100
  2. The client reaches into her purse and hands the attorney what she believes is a crisp $100 bill
  3. Shortly after the client leaves, the attorney realizes that there was two (2) $100 bills that were stuck together
The ethical question/dilemma is:
  • Does the attorney have to tell his partner about the extra $100 bill?
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