MPEP 713.03
Interview for "Sounding Out" Examiner Not Permitted

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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713.03    Interview for "Sounding Out" Examiner Not Permitted [R-08.2012]

Interviews that are solely for the purpose of "sounding out" the examiner, as by a local attorney acting for an out-of-town attorney, should not be permitted when it is apparent that any agreement that would be reached is conditional upon being satisfactory to the principal attorney.