United States District Court
Northern District Of Illinois
LR83.54.4. Respect for Rights of Third Persons
In representing a client, a lawyer shall not use means that have no
substantial purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden a third person, or use
methods of obtaining evidence that violate the legal rights of such a person.
Committee Comment. Responsibility to a client requires a lawyer to subordinate the interests of
others to those of the client, but that responsibility does not imply that a
lawyer may disregard the rights of third persons. It is impractical to catalogue
all such rights, but they include legal restrictions on methods of obtaining
evidence from third persons.