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Is it legal for a lawyer to hold ones passport in usa

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Is it legal for a lawyer to hold ones passport in usa
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There is no restriction against an attorney safeguarding one's passport. An attorney must comply with the professional rules of conduct so as long as the attorney safeguards the passport at the client's request that would not be a violation of the professional rules of conduct.

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