Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Florida Bar’s Standing Advertising Committee decides multiple appeals from Bar staff opinions interpreting lawyer advertising rules

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent decisions of the Bar’s Standing Advertising Committee on appeals from staff opinions on lawyer advertising.  According to the Bar’s website, the Standing Committee is “charged with … Continue reading

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Minnesota Bar Petition alleges that lawyer insulted and abused opposing counsel and said that he hoped that she “sleep(s) with the fishes”

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Petition for Disciplinary Action filed against a Minnesota lawyer alleging that he abused, insulted, and attempted to intimidate opposing counsel and, amount other insults, said that … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court amends Bar Rules related to Rule notices, reinstatement, and other issues, and affirms lawyers’ responsibilities to resolve liens in contingency cases

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss additional rule changes implemented (and not implemented) by the Supreme Court of Florida in its recent opinion dated April 12, 2012.  I previously discussed amendments to the Bar … Continue reading

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Illinois Bar Complaint filed against former public defender alleges that she used the word “sh-t” in court, denied it, yelled in the courtroom, and disclosed client confidences

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Bar Complaint that was filed against an Illinois assistant public defender who allegedly failed to communicate plea offers to clients, improperly disclosed confidential information, and engaged … Continue reading

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Montana federal judge rules that Florida lawyer whose client committed attempted murder was not required to breach confidentiality and report the client

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the media reports that a Montana federal judge recently ruled that a Florida lawyer whose client committed attempted murder and was killed in a shootout in Montana was … Continue reading

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Ohio Court of Appeals Opinion sanctions law firm for bad faith and failing to withdraw when conflict of interest arose in litigation between two clients

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent opinion of the Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals which sanctioned a law firm for failing to withdraw when a conflict arose between two clients.  The … Continue reading

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New York Appeals Court sanctions lawyer with $10,000.00 penalty and fees and costs for “frivolous, outrageous and unprofessional” deposition behavior

Hello and welcome to this JACPA Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent opinion of the New York sanctioned a New York attorney for “frivolous, outrageous, and unprofessional behavior” during a deposition, saying he interrupted questioning, made improper objections and … Continue reading

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