Monthly Archives: September 2015

Florida Supreme Court adopts Bar Rules defining retainer, flat fee and advance fees and clarifying deposits of fees

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent opinion of the Supreme Court of Florida which adopted Bar Rules which define retainer, flat fee and advance fees and clarifying deposit of fees.  The opinion is In … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court issues opinion stating that lawyers should be prohibited from accepting referrals from non-lawyer owned services

Revised with corrected link only.  I apologize for any inconvenience. Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent opinion of the Supreme Court of Florida which rejected The Florida Bar’s proposed lawyer referral rules and stated … Continue reading

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New York paralegal indicted for allegedly creating more than 100 false orders and forging the signatures of 76 judges

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent Indictment of a New York paralegal for allegedly creating more than 100 false judicial orders and forging signatures of 76 judges in structured settlement matters.  The case isNew … Continue reading

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Illinois Bar complaint alleges that lawyer left racially and religiously abusive voice mails and neglected a criminal appeal

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent disciplinary complaint filed by the Illinois Disciplinary Commission against a Chicago, Illinois lawyer alleging, inter alia, that the lawyer left abusive voice mails telling the father of … Continue reading

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Washington lawyer suspended for 1 year for courtroom behavior, including making a loud noise like an animal being killed

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent disciplinary opinion suspending a Washington lawyer for one (1) year for, inter alia, making loud noise sounding like an animal being killed and falsely claiming that a … Continue reading

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