Monthly Archives: August 2012

Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal affirms that lawyer’s receipt and “skimming” of confidential mediation statement does not require disqualification

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent opinion of the Third District Court of Appeal in which it held that a lawyer’s receipt and “skimming” of confidential mediation statement of the opposing party does … Continue reading

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New York lawyer is indicted for stealing client funds and falsifying documents submitted to grievance committee purportedly from clients asking that Bar complaints be withdrawn

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent press release by the New York County District Attorney regarding a New York lawyer who was recently indicted for stealing personal injury settlement funds from numerous clients … Continue reading

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Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 93-3 states that fees designated as “non-refundable” may be excessive and prohibited under certain circumstances

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 93-2, which discusses, inter alia, the propriety and effect of the designation of a fee as “non-refundable”.  As I reported in a recent Ethics Alert, … Continue reading

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Update: Florida Bar’s Board of Governors directs Professional Ethics Committee to prepare opinion on cloud computing

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will provide an update on the status of the potential ethics advisory opinion on cloud computing and the recent decision of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar (BOG) to … Continue reading

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Florida Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee requests Board of Governors to direct it to prepare ethics opinion on cloud computing

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent request of the Professional Ethics Committee of The Florida Bar (PEC) to request that the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar (BOG) direct it to prepare … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court imposes one year suspension on lawyer for disparaging client and revealing client’s confidences in court documents

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent disciplinary opinion of the Supreme Court of Florida which imposed a one (1) year suspension on a Florida lawyer who made disparaging comments about a client and … Continue reading

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