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Artificial Intelligence: Where to turn when AI is everywhere

USA - December 28 2023 Like it or not, artificial intelligence is not going away and it’s evolving—quickly. While AI talk has been brewing for quite some time, many of us…

Corporate Transparency Act: Ethical Considerations for 2024

USA - November 20 2023 If you have not heard of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), now is the time to become familiar. Millions of companies will be affected by its…

Ohio provides guidance on permissible bonus structures for nonlawyer staff

USA - November 6 2023 Qualified non-lawyer support staff is a key component to the operation of many law firms and law offices across the country. Accordingly, the lawyers…

ABA distinguishes between legitimate witness preparation and improper coaching tactics

USA - October 4 2023 The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, (the Committee”) recently issued Formal Opinion 508—which highlights the…

Rule 1.8(h): Permissibly limiting your malpractice liability or unwittingly violating ethics rules?

USA - July 20 2023 Rule 1.8 addresses conflicts that can arise between a lawyer and client (as opposed conflicts between clients). Prior to the adoption of Model Rule 1…

ABA Opinion simplifies choice-of-law rules through various scenarios

USA - April 30 2023 Multijurisdictional practice can make any lawyer’s head spin, especially for lawyers licensed in multiple jurisdictions. The ABA Standing Committee…

UPDATED: President Biden Issues Proclamations Increasing the Tariff Rates on Russian Aluminum to 200% and Significantly Increasing Rates on Other Russian Products

USA - March 3 2023 On the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Joseph Biden on February 24, 2023, issued a Proclamation on Adjusting Imports…

Censure serves as reminder that zealous advocacy is no excuse for lack of candor toward tribunal

USA - February 23 2023 Your client has just been sentenced as a first-time DWI offender earlier this morning. Later in the afternoon, you are in another courthouse. Your…

New York says presumption for sharing confidential information in joint representations does not apply retroactively

USA - February 22 2023 Joint representations can present a host of ethical issues for lawyers to navigate including what to do with the clients' file upon termination of…

Ohio clarifies when out-of-state lawyers are permitted to conduct and defend depositions

USA - February 7 2023 Anyone who takes or defends depositions in Ohio will want to be familiar with Opinion 2022-13, issued by The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct (“the…