Unique ethical issues confront lawyers practicing administrative law in the land use entitlement and environmental enforcement contexts. Whether representing a public agency, a property owner, or another interested party such as an environmental group, union, neighbor, or neighborhood group, lawyers have ethical duties to clients. Public agencies also must comply with open records and meetings laws as well as other laws designed to further transparency. Real parties and interested parties have Constitutional rights to petition government, yet concerns about ex parte communications and undue influence sometimes restricts such outreach. This panel will outline the framework of these potentially competing rights and responsibilities, discuss how recent appellate cases highlight the tension between these various duties, and consider strategies to balance these issues without running afoul of our ethical responsibilities as attorneys.