Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising opines that lawyers may join business networking organizations and that solo lawyers may refer to themselves as ‘we’ in advertising

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent article in The Florida Bar News which provides information about the recent decisions of the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising (SCA) which overturned Bar Advertising staff opinions … Continue reading

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Illinois Hearing Board recommends 90 day suspension for former Assistant Public Defender for multiple rule violations, including conduct that disrupted the court

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Report and Recommendation of the Hearing Board of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission recommending a 90 day suspension for an Illinois Assistant Public Defender for … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Supreme Court dismisses disciplinary charges against criminal prosecutor who failed to provide defense with unsworn note containing admission of another person

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent opinion of the Wisconsin Supreme Court affirming the dismissal of disciplinary charges against a lawyer who was prosecuting the driver of a motor vehicle for possession of … Continue reading

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Maine Supreme Judicial Court imposes stayed 30 day suspension on criminal prosecutor for multiple acts of misconduct both before and during trial

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent disciplinary opinion of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court imposing a stayed 30 day suspension on a criminal prosecutor who engaged in multiple acts of misconduct in a … Continue reading

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NY lawyer suspended for 1 year for creating a false posting and impersonating a woman on an internet dating website

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent New York Appellate Court opinion suspending a lawyer for one your for creating a false posting and impersonating a woman on an internet dating website.  The case … Continue reading

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The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors to consider proposed revisions to lawyer referral Rule 4-7.22 at its July 26, 2013 meeting

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors scheduled consideration of, inter alia, proposed revisions to Rule 4-7.22, The Florida Bar’s lawyer referral rule, at its July 26, 2013 meeting at Amelia … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Supreme Court imposes 180 day suspension on criminal prosecutor who obstructed access to evidence and failed to timely disclose evidence over 20 years

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent disciplinary opinion of the Oklahoma Supreme Court imposing a 180 day suspension on a criminal prosecutor who engaged in “reprehensible” conduct over a 20 year period in … Continue reading

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