Monthly Archives: July 2015

Florida Bar’s Board of Governors approves increase in CLE hours and revision to the comment to Rule 4-1.1 to require technology competence

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent approval by The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors of amendments to the rules related to technology and increasing the required CLE from 30 to 33 hours, with … Continue reading

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Louisiana lawyer disbarred for social media campaign with “false, misleading and inflammatory statements” to influence custody case

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary opinion disbarring a lawyer who, inter alia, made false statements and used Twitter and an online petition to urge readers to contact two … Continue reading

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Minnesota lawyer suspended for, inter alia, making false and/or misleading statements related to trip which caused missed court dates

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss recent Minnesota Supreme Court opinion suspending a lawyer for making false or misleading statements related to a Paris trip which caused her to miss a trial and  court dates.  … Continue reading

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Recent ABA Formal Ethics Opinion examines obligations of lawyers in providing file documents to former clients after termination

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss recent American Bar Association Formal Ethics Opinion 471 which discusses the obligations of lawyers to return file/documents to former clients.  The opinion is Formal Opinion 471 (Ethical Obligations of … Continue reading

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Florida Bar ethics committee approves ethics opinion providing guidance on removal of information from social media pages

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent final approval of Florida Bar ethics proposed advisory opinion 14-1 by the Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee.  The proposed ethics opinion states, with caveats, that lawyers may advise … Continue reading

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