Monthly Archives: September 2014

Louisiana Supreme Court refuses to sanction a lawyer who claimed a non-existent specialization on a law firm website because of a lack of a “culpable state of mind”

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary case wherein the court refused to sanction a lawyer who claimed a non-existent specialization on his former law firm website because he did … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court issues in person public reprimand to lawyer suspended for 2 years for “appalling and unprofessional behavior”

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will update Supreme Court of Florida disciplinary opinion which increased a referee’s recommended 90 day suspension to 2 years for “appalling and unprofessional behavior” including, inter alia, “screaming at judges … Continue reading

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New Jersey lawyer receives three month suspension for “sarcastic and sophomoric” e-mails and statements to opposing counsel and false statements to judge

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent New Jersey Supreme Court opinion which suspended a lawyer for 3 months for making outrageous sarcastic and sophomoric statements and e-mails to opposing counsel and making … Continue reading

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Ethics Alert- Iowa Supreme Court reprimands lawyer who billed corporate client for costs of sanctions which “resulted from his own lack of diligence and communication”

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Iowa Supreme Court opinion which adopted a disciplinary report and imposed a reprimand on a lawyer who billed his corporate client for costs of attorney’s fee … Continue reading

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