16-18-15 Attorney not to maintain unjustified actions or defenses--Criminal defense excepted.
     16-18-15.   Attorney not to maintain unjustified actions or defenses--Criminal defense excepted. It is the duty of an attorney and counselor at law to counsel or maintain no other actions, proceedings, or defenses than those which appear to him legal and just, except the defense of a person charged with a public offense.

Source: PolC 1877, ch 18, § 4, subdiv 2; CL 1887, § 465, subdiv 2; RPolC 1903, § 697, subdiv 2; RC 1919, § 5262 (2); Supreme Court Rule 13, 1939; SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 32.1201 (2).