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Supreme Court ultimately declines to decide attorney-client privilege case

USA - January 27 2023 On Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed the writ of certiorari as improvidently granted in In re Grand Jury, a case that had potentially significant…

U.S. and AfCFTA members sign MOU on trade cooperation

Africa, USA - December 15 2022 On December 14, 2022, the United States and African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on…

Impairment considered mitigating factor but insufficient to shield from meaningful sanctions

USA - December 15 2022 Lawyers face tremendous professional stress in the best of times between long hours, deadlines, and the adversarial nature of the work itself. The…

ABA opinion spells out “reply all” implications in electronic communications

USA - November 10 2022 Many of us have had the experience of opposing counsel copying their client on an email about the matter (and sometimes an email that takes us to…

Ohio ethics opinion provides valuable insight on office-sharing considerations

USA - October 31 2022 Earlier this month, the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct (“Board”) issued an Opinion which provides guidance to attorneys engaged or contemplating…

ABA provides guidance on the “no-contact rule” for pro se lawyers

USA - October 13 2022 Model Rule 4.2 is often referred to as the “no-contact” rule, prohibiting lawyers from contacting represented parties regarding the subject matter of…

Lack of participation in disciplinary process leaves no basis for sanction less than disbarment

USA - September 30 2022 The Supreme Court of Georgia disbarred a lawyer for conduct that violated Rules 1.15(I)(a) and 1.15 (II)(b) of the Georgia Rules of Professional…

Ohio lawyers given the green light to hold cryptocurrency in escrow

USA - September 12 2022 Just last month, Ohio issued Opinion 2022-07, which allows lawyers to hold cryptocurrency in escrow, under certain conditions. It is no secret that…

Not a gift worth receiving; discipline increased for violation of conflicts rules

USA - August 5 2022 Gift giving can be complicated, but especially so for lawyers if they are the intended recipient. A ruling handed down by the Vermont Supreme Court…

What not to do when you make a mistake

USA - August 4 2022 Maybe you were lucky and opposing counsel was able to delete the inadvertent email you sent her before she read what would have inevitably blown your…