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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…

Opinion from the Buckeye State; “no-contact” rule revisited

USA - June 23 2022 The “no contact rule” set out in Model Rule 4.2 can be a source of confusion for many lawyers. The rule prohibits a lawyer from communicating with a…

ABA opinion sheds insight as to permissible solicitation tactics

USA - May 31 2022 Marketing is an integral part of the private practice of law. But where is the line between permissible advertising tactics and impermissible…

Remote control: the line between UPL and remote practice

USA - April 12 2022 The rapid evolution of technology over 2 years of COVID not only allows for a remote practice, but in many regards encourages it. So much so that some…

Google can’t “conjure” privilege; must reveal Anti-Union advice

USA - January 6 2022 A Special Master has ordered Google to turn over supposedly “privileged” documents at issue in an NLRB dispute with former employees. Whether it is…

Top 5 ethics highlights from 2021: From “cat” astrophes to working-from-anywhere

USA - December 31 2021 2021 was a whirlwind! Lawyers have had to be more flexible and resourceful than ever. It is the year that the ups and downs of the pandemic made it…

Worker’s comp depo: Not the time to relax your ethical standards

USA - December 23 2021 A Florida lawyer violated the ethics rules by texting his witness during a deposition, the Florida Supreme Court recently held. The court imposed an…

Ethics rule violation relevant to trade practice claim against lawyer, FL district court rules

USA - December 9 2021 Can violating a legal ethics rule qualify as an unfair trade practice under a state’s consumer protection statute? A Florida district court recently…

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…