Monthly Archives: February 2012

Illinois lawyer receives 60 day suspension for disparaging judges, violating client confidentiality on blog, and failing to correct client’s false sworn statements

Hello welcome to this Leap Day edition of the JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the Illinois assistant public defender who was charged with revealing identities and confidences of criminal defendant clients in her blog, disparaging judges, and failing … Continue reading

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New York Lawyer Admits She Failed to Report Her Suspension and Prior Criminal Convictions to Get on a Jury in Criminal Case

Hello welcome to this edition of the JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the interesting media reports about the suspended New York lawyer who failed to disclose on voir dire in a federal criminal case that she was a … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Lawyer Networking Sites were revised and posted on The Florida Bar’s website on January 10, 2012

Hello welcome to this edition of the JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the revisions to the Guidelines for Networking Sites which were posted on The Florida Bar’s website http://www.floridabar.org on January 10, 2012. The Guidelines for Networking Sites … Continue reading

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Federal 9th Circuit says it won’t remove an Arizona federal prosecutor’s name from its opinion finding that he committed misconduct at trial

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert which is an update of my January 23, 2012 Ethics Alert and will discuss recent Federal 9th Circuit’s recent amended opinion which refused to remove a prosecutor’s name form an opinion finding … Continue reading

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Recent Florida Supreme Court opinion increases referee’s recommended discipline from 90 to 91 day suspension

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent (February 16, 2012) Florida Supreme Court opinion which increased a referee’s recommended discipline from a 90 to a 91 day rehabilitative suspension.  The case is: The Florida Bar … Continue reading

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Bar’s Board of Governors will review and vote on proposed trust account rule revisions requiring a written trust account plan

Hello welcome to this edition of the JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Florida Bar News report that The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors will review and potentially vote on proposed amendments to the Bar’s trust account … Continue reading

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NY lawyer receives 6 month suspension conviction after conviction of misdemeanor larceny for submitting false paid leave request document

Hello welcome to this edition of the JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss another New York appellate opinion which suspended a lawyer for 6 months after she pled guilty to one count of petit larceny for falsifying a paid … Continue reading

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