In all criminal investigations and prosecutions, in all civil investigations and based on a complaint litigation (affirmative and defensive), and in all civil law enforcement investigations and proceedings, attorneys for the government shall conform their conduct and activities to the state rules and laws, and federal local court rules, governing attorneys in each State where such attorney engages in that attorney’s duties, to the same extent and in the same manner as other attorneys in that State, as these terms are defined in §77.2 of this part.

Terms Used In 28 CFR 77.3

  • complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • to the same extent and in the same manner as other attorneys: means that Department attorneys shall only be subject to laws and rules of ethical conduct governing attorneys in the same manner as such rules apply to non-Department attorneys. See 28 CFR 77.2