Monthly Archives: April 2014

D.C lawyer disbarred for, inter alia, filing frivolous motions, failing to appear, introducing confidential records into public record, and fabricating appeal record

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals opinion disbarring a lawyer who, inter alia, filed several frivolous and inflammatory motions, failed to appear at a deposition of an … Continue reading

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ABA Formal Opinion states that lawyers may review juror’s internet presence before or during trial unless prohibited by law or court order

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent American Bar Association Formal Opinion 466 which states that a lawyer may review a juror’s or potential juror’s web/internet presence, including postings by the juror or … Continue reading

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Iowa Supreme Court dismisses Bar complaint against a lawyer who was unknowingly involved in fraudulent transfers of a client’s assets

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Iowa Supreme Court opinion dismissing a disciplinary action against a lawyer who “unknowingly” participated in the fraudulent transfers of a client’s assets to the client’s wife and … Continue reading

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South Carolina Supreme Court bans Florida lawyer from practicing law who solicited over the internet and represented clients in that state

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent opinion of the South Carolina Supreme Court which prohibited a Florida lawyer not admitted in that state from admission to practice for soliciting business over the … Continue reading

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Illinois Review Board recommends 1 year suspension for a lawyer’s misconduct while representing himself in a small claims collection matter

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Illinois Review Board Report and Recommendation which recommended a one year suspension with six months stayed and probation for a lawyer’s misconduct. The case is In re … Continue reading

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