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Florida litigator deemed a “babe in the woods” avoids discipline

USA - November 24 2021 Can a lawyer use an advice-of-counsel defense in a disciplinary case? The Florida Supreme Court last month accepted the defense, adopting a referee’s…

“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…

Commerce Releases Titanium Sponge Section 232 National Security Report

USA - August 3 2021 Nearly a year and a half after former President Donald Trump declined to impose Section 232 tariffs on imports of titanium sponge (see Update of…

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…

Blog: It’s Our Big Moment - Environmental Law’s Chance to Shine as the “E” in ESG

USA - June 30 2021 Picture the marquee surrounded by bright flashing lights as the Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) mandates, requirements and best…

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,”…

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…

Will contest brings disciplinary woe to SC lawyer

USA - February 18 2021 A ruling handed down last month by the South Carolina Supreme Court provides object lessons on several aspects of the lawyer discipline system and how…

Of cats and competence: legal ethics lesson from the trenches

USA - February 10 2021 By now, you’re probably one of the 3.7 million people who’ve seen the video of a virtual court hearing in Texas that went terribly wrong for the…