Monthly Archives: December 2012

North Dakota Supreme Court suspends lawyer for an additional 6 months for failing to notify “like 9,450 clients” of his prior disciplinary suspension

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss recent North Dakota Supreme Court opinion which imposed a 6 month suspension on a lawyer who failed to notify clients of a previous suspension although he executed an … Continue reading

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Florida Bar’s Board of Governors approves Advisory Opinions related to waivers of ineffective assistance and prosecutorial misconduct and permitting lawyers to authorize non-lawyers to use E-Portal credentials

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog Update which will discuss the approval of Ethics Opinions 12-1 and 12-2 by the Florida Bar Board of Governors of The Florida Bar at its meeting on December 7, 2012.  Advisory … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court amends Massachusetts Bar Rules to require most fee arrangements to be in writing effective January 1, 2013

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Order issued by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court which will amend the Massachusetts Bar Rules to require most fee arrangements to be in writing effective January … Continue reading

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lllinois discipline board recommends that former criminal prosecutor who engaged in inappropriate conduct toward a minor defendant and minor victim in separate criminal cases be disbarred

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss very recent report and recommendation of an Illinois discipline board that a former criminal prosecutor who engaged in inappropriate conduct with a defendant and victim in separate criminal … Continue reading

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New York lawyer resigns after admitting that she forged judges’ signatures on multiple witness subpoenas

Hello everyone and happy St. Nicholas Day!  Welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss recent resignation of a New York lawyer after she was charged with forging judge’s signatures on multiple witness subpoenas.  The case is Matter of … Continue reading

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