Monthly Archives: February 2018

Florida lawyer is disbarred for “egregious misconduct” and a pattern of disruptive and “obnoxious” behavior

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent disbarment of a lawyer in south Florida attorney for, inter alia, engaging in “escalating misconduct,” including loudly kicking a table and muttering “lie, lie, lie” during court … Continue reading

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Ticket Clinic law firm and individual defendants file Motion for Sanctions for frivolous lawsuit against TIKD in federal lawsuit

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert Update which will discuss the recent Rule 11 Motion For Sanctions for Filing Frivolous Lawsuit filed by the Ticket Clinic Law Firm (Gold and Associates) and the individual defendants.  The case is … Continue reading

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Amended Comment to Florida Bar Rule 4-5.8, effective 2/1/18, clarifies client notice procedures when lawyers leave law firms

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the amended Comment to Florida Bar Rule 4-5.8, clarifying procedures when lawyers leave law firms, which became effective 2/1/18.  The Florida Bar filed a Petition with, inter alia, the proposed … Continue reading

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Amended Florida Bar Rule 4-1.8(c) prohibiting soliciting any gift from a client or preparing instrument with any gift became effective 2/1/18

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss amended Florida Bar Rule 4-1.8(c), which prohibits a lawyer from soliciting any gift from a client or preparing an instrument with any gift for the client.  The Florida Bar filed … Continue reading

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The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors votes to approve charge of “litigation cost protection insurance” premium to clients

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert will discuss the recent decision of the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors to allow lawyers to pass-through the costs of “litigation cost protection” insurance to the client. According to a recent article … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court specifically incorporates lawyer-fiduciary privilege into the Florida Evidence Code, F.S. §90.5021

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss the recent Florida Supreme Court opinion adopting and incorporating lawyer/fiduciary privilege into Florida Evidence Code, F.S. §90.5021.  The Supreme Court opinion adopting the revisions is In Re: Amendments to … Continue reading

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