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“Pervasive incivility” and rule violations spell disbarment for D.C.-area lawyer

USA - November 11 2021 “Pervasive incivility” was part of a package of wrongdoing that resulted in disbarment for a D.C.-area lawyer last month. The case sheds light on the…

Lawyers beware: NY and GA issue conflicting ethics decisions on representing cannabis clients

USA - July 29 2021 Ethics authorities in New York and Georgia recently issued opposing opinions on whether lawyers can represent clients in navigating what Justice…

Austin Alexander, Richard A. De Palma, Joe Smith

For lawyers, work-from-anywhere might be the new model: NY and FL developments

USA - June 3 2021 Two recent developments in states accounting for a hefty percentage of U.S. lawyers spotlight the profession’s move toward technology-based practice…

Lawyer trust accounts and unclaimed funds: what are your duties?

USA - April 29 2021 Remember your first days in law school, when you were introduced to a whole Black’s Law Dictionary-worth of exotic legalese? Words like “estop,”…

Thomas Wyatt Palmer

Law firm arbitration agreement with client requires full disclosure of upside and downside, NJ court rules

USA - March 4 2021 Law firms that want to include mandatory arbitration provisions in their client engagement agreements must explain to the client the benefits and…