Monthly Archives: December 2014

New York ethics opinion states that lawyers cannot reveal client confidences solely to respond to a former client’s criticism on a lawyer-rating website

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent New York State Bar Association ethics opinion which states that lawyers cannot reveal client confidences solely to respond to a former client’s criticism on a lawyer-rating website. … Continue reading

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Federal District judge finds that Florida Bar rules prohibiting past results as applied by the Bar violate First Amendment and enjoins enforcement

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent (12/8/14) Federal Southern District Judge’s opinion which granted summary judgment against The Florida Bar and enjoined the Bar from enforcing its guidelines regarding past results in attorney … Continue reading

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Louisiana discipline board opinion dismisses ethics charges against lawyer who submitted a fabricated videotape and obtained false testimony at trial

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent Louisiana Attorney Discipline Board opinion which dismissed ethics charges against lawyer who, inter alia, submitted a fabricated videotape and elicited false testimony at a criminal trial. The … Continue reading

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Illinois Hearing Review Board Report recommends 3 year suspension for lawyer who allegedly took $95,000.00 from his retired secretary

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent Illinois Hearing Review Board Report which recommended a 3 year suspension for a lawyer who allegedly who allegedly took $95,000.00 from his retired secretary for his own … Continue reading

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