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Proposed Virginia Bar ethics opinion finds that AVVO and similar lawyer matching services are unethical

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent approval of a Virginia ethics opinion which finds that AVVO and similar matching services unethical.  Proposed Legal Ethics Opinion 1885 is here: http://www.vsb.org/site/regulation/leo_1885 On October 27, 2017, … Continue reading

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New York ethics opinion finds that fees paid to Avvo for legal services violate Bar referral, fee splitting, and advertising rules

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss recent (August 8, 2017) New York Ethics Opinion 1132 which found that lawyers in New York are prohibited from participating in AVVO’s client referral services.  This opinion found that … Continue reading

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New Jersey joint ethics opinion finds that fees paid to Avvo for client referrals violate New Jersey Bar rules

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent New Jersey joint ethics opinion which found that lawyers in New Jersey are prohibited from participating in client referral services provided by AVVO because the services involve … Continue reading

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ABA Ethics Opinion provides ethics requirements when lawyer receives an earned fee in which another lawyer has an interest

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent ABA Formal Ethics Opinion which addresses the ethical requirements when a lawyer receives an earned fee that is subject to a fee sharing arrangement and both lawyers … Continue reading

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Can a referring lawyer be held liable for the referral lawyer’s malpractice?

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss whether a lawyer could be potentially liable for another lawyer’s legal malpractice (and potential Bar rule violations) by making a referral.  The short answer is yes.  Of course, … Continue reading

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Illinois Review Board recommends 1 year suspension for a lawyer’s misconduct while representing himself in a small claims collection matter

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Illinois Review Board Report and Recommendation which recommended a one year suspension with six months stayed and probation for a lawyer’s misconduct. The case is In re … Continue reading

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