13 ABA Journal Model Rules of Professional Conduct articles.
Nov 27, 2019 12:34 PM CST
Recognizing a lawyer’s ethical obligation to promote diversity bridges the gap between the moral case for diversity and the business case for diversity. It invokes shared values and professional responsibility. To establish that, we have the obligation and the agency to pursue liberty and justice for all, within and outside our practices.
Nov 1, 2019 1:40 AM CDT
Oct 23, 2019 12:57 PM CDT
Pro bono work can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life for a lawyer.
ABA Model Rule 6.1 says: “Every lawyer, regardless of professional prominence or professional…
Oct 9, 2019 12:52 PM CDT
States remain split on whether a prosecutor’s ethical duties for disclosures in a criminal case should extend beyond their constitutional obligations set by the U.S. Supreme Court. Most recently, the Tennessee Supreme Court vacated a formal ethics opinion that determined a prosecutor’s ethical duties were more expansive than those required under the Supreme Court’s decision in Brady v. Maryland in 1963.
Oct 2, 2019 8:30 AM CDT
Sep 9, 2019 10:36 AM CDT
A Utah task force is proposing a “regulatory sandbox” to allow experimentation with nonlawyer ownership of legal businesses and nonlawyer investment in law firms.
New legal services providers would test…
Aug 28, 2019 11:13 AM CDT
A lawyer who’s been a victim of a crime prior to becoming a prosecutor can provide a valuable and unique perspective. But the line can potentially blur when they only prosecute the types of cases they personally suffered through, writes lawyer Adam Banner.
Aug 22, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
• A staff lawyer for an Ohio judge is facing possible discipline after he was accused of switching bar codes on Walmart merchandise before going through the self-checkout. The lawyer,…
Aug 8, 2019 4:44 PM CDT
A fired in-house lawyer may sue his former employer for breach of contract and violation of public policy, despite an ethics rule that “robustly protects” a client’s right to terminate a lawyer at any time, for any reason, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision.
Jul 25, 2019 3:31 PM CDT
Maine has adopted an ABA model rule that bars discrimination and harassment by lawyers.
Maine is the second state to adopt Rule 8.4(g) of the ABA Model Rules of Professional…
Jun 13, 2019 11:39 AM CDT
Attorneys are supposed to be zealous advocates for their clients and win their cases. Should they mention an adverse ruling and distinguish it, or just ignore the case and cite other authorities?
Jun 1, 2019 1:15 AM CDT
The ABA added a duty of technology competence to the model ethics rules for lawyers in August 2012, but no such duty has been added to the model rules…
May 10, 2019 4:13 PM CDT