NOTE: Abstracts of informal letter responses from the CBA Ethics Committee are offered as potential sources of guidance to the Bar on matters of ethical concern. Because they abridge the letter opinions and omit facts and circumstances tending to identify the inquiring attorney, the abstracts are not exhaustive and should serve only as a starting point for, or supplement to, thorough research and analysis. Inquirers are advised in advance if the opinion provided to them will be abstracted and published. For a number of reasons the full letter opinions themselves are not provided to persons other than the original inquirer. The letter opinions and these abstracts are issued for advisory purposes only and are not binding in any way upon the Supreme Court or its Grievance Committee. Citations in the abstracts to the "Colorado Rules" refer to the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct (Colo. RPC).