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What’s in a name? Semi-retired lawyer suspended for letting others use it

USA - March 29 2018 In a warning to semi-retired lawyers and others, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month affirmed a 90-day suspension for a lawyer who...


Watch those hypotheticals, says ABA in new opinion on blogs, tweets, “public commentary”

USA - March 15 2018 We’ve written before about the breadth of the duty of confidentiality we owe to our clients, and how it even extends to matters that you think are...


Litigation privilege didn’t shield lawyer’s demand letter; defamation suit vs. Bill Cosby revived

USA - March 8 2018 One of Bill Cosby’s accusers can continue with her defamation suit, the California state court of appeals said in an opinion late last year, holding...


Want to limit the scope of your representation? You’d better document it.

USA - February 22 2018 The concept of “unbundled” legal services is laid out in Model Rule 1.2(c), which provides that lawyers may limit the scope of their representation in...


Apocalypse now? Two tales of dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation

USA - February 8 2018 In the ethics class that I teach as an adjunct law prof, I refer to Model Rule 8.4(c) as “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” because of the four...