It depends the following are the most commonly violated rules of the Florida Bar.
4.1 FAILURE TO PRESERVE THE CLIENT’S PROPERTY
4.2 FAILURE TO PRESERVE THE CLIENT’S CONFIDENCES
4.3 FAILURE TO AVOID CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
4.4 LACK OF DILIGENCE
4.5 LACK OF COMPETENCE
4.6 LACK OF CANDOR
5.0 VIOLATIONS OF DUTIES OWED TO THE PUBLIC
5.1 FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PERSONAL INTEGRITY
5.2 FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE PUBLIC TRUST
6.0 VIOLATIONS OF DUTIES OWED TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM
6.1 FALSE STATEMENTS, FRAUD, AND MISREPRESENTATION
6.2 ABUSE OF THE LEGAL PROCESS
6.3 IMPROPER COMMUNICATIONS WITH INDIVIDUALS IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM
7.0 VIOLATIONS OF OTHER DUTIES OWED AS A PROFESSIONAL
8.0 PRIOR DISCIPLINE ORDERS
10.0 STANDARDS FOR IMPOSING LAWYER SANCTIONS IN DRUG CASES
13.0 Standards For Imposing Lawyer Sanctions In Advertising and Solicitation Rule Violations
The most violated rule or cause for concern for most attorneys is the trust account Rule.
RULE 5-1.1 TRUST ACCOUNTS
(a) Nature of Money or Property Entrusted to Attorney.(1) Trust Account Required; Commingling Prohibited. A lawyer shall hold in trust, separate from the lawyers own property, funds and property of clients or third persons that are in a lawyers possession in connection with a representation. All funds, including advances for fees, costs, and expenses, shall be kept in a separate bank or savings and loan association account maintained in the state where the lawyers office is situated or elsewhere with the consent of the client or third person and clearly labeled and designated as a trust account. A lawyer may maintain funds belonging to the lawyer in the trust account in an amount no more than is reasonably sufficient to pay bank charges relating to the trust account.
(2) Compliance With Client Directives. Trust funds may be separately held and maintained other than in a bank or savings and loan association account if the lawyer receives written permission from the client to do so and provided that written permission is received before maintaining the funds other than in a separate account.
(3) Safe Deposit Boxes. If a member of the bar uses a safe deposit box to store trust funds or property, the member shall advise the institution in which the deposit box is located that it may include property of clients or third persons.