Monthly Archives: March 2012

New Jersey jury foreman fined for conducting online sentencing research during trial which affected his vote in a criminal case

Hello welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent media reports about a New Jersey juror who was held in contempt and fined by a trial judge for conducting research on sentencing during a criminal case … Continue reading

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New York State Bar Association Opinion says that NY lawyers are prohibited from working for out of state law firms owned by non-lawyers

Hello welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert and blog which will discuss the very recent New York State Bar Association Opinion which states that a lawyer who primarily practices in New York cannot be an employee of an out-of-state or … Continue reading

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Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission alleges that Florida County Judge improperly used judicial stationary to lend prestige for private interest and received improper contributions

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which discusses the Miami-Dade County Judge who was recently charged by the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission for using her judicial stationary to lend the prestige of her judicial office for a … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court increases referee’s recommended admonishment for minor misconduct to a 91 day suspension

Hello welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the very recent Florida Supreme Court opinion wherein the Court increased a referee’s discipline of a Florida lawyer from an admonishment to a 91 day rehabilitative suspension for misrepresenting … Continue reading

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The Florida Bar finds no probable cause to proceed on trust account allegations against KEL law firm partners related to money scam

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent media reports that The Florida Bar no probable cause to proceed against partners in Orlando’s KEL law firm related to Bar rule violations related to an … Continue reading

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New Mexico lawyer videotaped breaking into client’s ex-husband’s home and asking client for a hug is convicted of theft and trespassing

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent media reports about a New Mexico divorce lawyer who helped his female client break into her ex-husband’s home, was videotaped asking the client for a hug … Continue reading

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Ohio lawyer receives 12 month suspension for improper ex parte communications and dishonesty in divorce cases

Hello welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Ohio Supreme Court opinion which suspended an Ohio lawyer for 12 months for engaging in improper ex parte communications with judges and engaging in “a course of … Continue reading

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