Monthly Archives: January 2012

New York and D.C Bar ethics opinions address lawyers’ obligations to preserve client confidences when client information is stored in the “cloud”

Hello welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss Ethics Opinions of the New York State Bar and District of Columbia Bar which address the lawyer ethics issues surrounding the storage of confidential client files electronically in the … Continue reading

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Virginia Circuit Court sanctions plaintiff and his lawyer for scheme to delete Facebook activity and covering it up and refers lawyer to Virginia Bar

Hello welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss recent Virginia Circuit Court opinion(s) imposing sanctions on a plaintiff and the plaintiff’s lawyer for deleting information on Facebook and engaging in a cover up related to the deletions.  … Continue reading

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Redacted information on Apple’s licensing agreements and marketing studies is revealed when federal judge’s online PDF order was cut and pasted

Hello welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent federal trial court order in Apple’s patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics which was formatted in a way that exposed redacted information, including Apple’s studies showing its … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court Affirms 4th DCA Opinion Quashing Trial Court Order Compelling Discovery of Privileged Information and Documents in Bad Faith Case

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert and blog which will discuss recent Florida Supreme Court per curiam opinion affirms the 4th DCA’s quashing of lower court order permitting discovery of privileged attorney/client communications between defendants and their attorneys … Continue reading

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Utah Ethics Opinion says lawyers who allow or encourage law students to use free online research for firm work are violating ethics rules and potentially committing crime

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss a recent Utah State Bar Ethics Opinion which concluded that, although the practice is widespread, law firms who allow their law student employees to use their free access … Continue reading

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Nebraska Supreme Court opinion holds that lawyer who signs client’s settlement agreement cannot be held liable for its breach

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert which will discuss recent Nebraska Supreme Court opinion which held that a lawyer who signs a settlement agreement under the legend, “Agreed to in Form & Substance,” was not liable for breach … Continue reading

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Florida Bar’s Board of Governors Defers on Whether Actors Playing Judges and “Authority Figures” Violates Bar Advertising Rules

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert which will discuss two lawyer advertising issues considered the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors (BOG) at its December 2011 meeting as reported in the January 15, 2012 issue of The Florida Bar … Continue reading

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