RPC 1.5(e)(2); 1.6
Client confidence or secret; division of fees; paying another lawyer to review draft wills
The Committee reviewed your inquiry concerning the practice of asking other lawyers to review wills prepared by you on behalf of clients without the knowledge or consent of the client, for which you would pay the reviewing lawyer a fee. The Committee was of the opinion that RPC 1.6 requires prior to disclosing any client confidences or secrets, that you have the consent of the clients to do so. In addition, dividing a fee with another lawyer without your client's agreement would violate RPC 1.5(e)(2).