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ABA Formal Opinion 496 addresses ethics issues related to lawyer responses to online criticism and provides guidance

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which discusses recent American Bar Association (ABA) Formal Opinion 496, which addresses ethics issues related to lawyer responses to online criticism and provides guidance.  ABA Formal Opinion 496 is here:  https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/professional_responsibility/aba-formal-opinion-496.pdf As … Continue reading

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ABA Formal Opinion 495 addresses ethics and UPL issues related to lawyers working remotely and provides guidance

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss American Bar Association (ABA) Formal Opinion 495, which addresses ethics issues related to lawyers working remotely and provides guidance  ABA Formal Opinion 495 is here:  https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/professional_responsibility/aba-formal-opinion-495.pdf     The ABA opinion … Continue reading

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Utah Supreme Court approves Rocket Lawyer and other entities to participate in regulatory “sandbox”

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss recent approval of Rocket lawyer and other entities to participate in Utah’s pilot regulatory “sandbox program.  On September 8, 2020, Rocket Lawyer announced that it was one of the … Continue reading

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Arizona becomes first U.S. state to authorize non-lawyer ownership of law firms and fee sharing

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss the Arizona Supreme Court’s recent implementation of rule revisions which will permit non-lawyers to own law firms and share fees with lawyers, and also makes other significant rule revisions.  … Continue reading

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Utah Supreme Court authorizes pilot program which, inter alia, permits non-lawyers to own law firms and share fees with lawyers

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss recent Utah Supreme Court approval of a pilot program which would permit non-lawyers to own law firms, share fees with lawyers, and makes other significant revisions.  The link to … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania lawyer suspended after paying clients over $500,000 from own funds for false case results

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspension of a Pennsylvania lawyer for 4 years retroactively for falsely telling four clients that he had resolved their cases and then paying them … Continue reading

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The ethical and professional risks and hazards of sending e-mails and tips on how to avoid them

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the ethical risks and dangers of e-mails and provide tips on how to avoid them. Electronic mail has certainly become the primary form of communication for most lawyers (even … Continue reading

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Florida Bar UPL Committee issues proposed opinion stating that out-of-state lawyer may practice federal law remotely from Florida home

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion which reversed a federal district court opinion upholding a New Jersey guideline prohibiting a lawyer from posting judicial opinion excerpts praising … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania lawyer disbarred after secretly referring his law firm’s clients to outside lawyers

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Order disbarring a lawyer after his conviction for defrauding his law firm out of $3.4 million by secretly referring its personal injury clients to … Continue reading

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ABA Formal Ethics Opinion 492 addresses lawyer’s obligations to prospective clients after obtaining “significantly harmful” information

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss the recent American Bar Association (ABA) Formal Ethics Opinion 492, which addresses the obligations of lawyers to prospective clients, including confidentiality, and conflicts of interest, including potential disqualifying conflicts … Continue reading

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