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ABA Formal Opinion 484 provides guidance when a client may need third party legal fee financing

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss ABA Formal Opinion 484, which addresses third party financing of the lawyer’s fees and concludes that a lawyer may refer a client to a fee financing companies even if … Continue reading

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Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee issues proposed Opinion regarding lawyers’ charging clients interest on advanced costs

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee’s recent (October 19, 2018) proposed Ethics Advisory Opinion 18-2, which states that lawyers can charge clients a reasonable and lawful rate of interest … Continue reading

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ABA Formal Opinion 481 states that lawyers have an obligation to inform current clients of material errors

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss ABA Formal Opinion 481, which addresses a lawyer’s obligation to promptly inform a current client if the lawyer believes that he or she has made a material error.  ABA … Continue reading

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South Carolina ethics advisory opinion states that matching legal services such as those offered by AVVO are prohibited

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent South Carolina ethics advisory opinion which states that marketing fees to non-lawyer companies collected as part of legal fees are prohibited.  The advisory opinion is here: http://www.scbar.org/Bar-Members/Ethics-Advisory-Opinions/Opinion-View/ArticleId/2455/Ethics-Advisory-Opinion-16-06 The … Continue reading

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Florida Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee concludes that a lawyer can forgive advanced costs after a negligence case is resolved

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the Bar Professional Ethics Committee’s (PEC) Proposed Advisory Opinion 16-1, which concludes that a lawyer can forgive advanced costs at the conclusion of a negligence case when the … Continue reading

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New York City Bar Association Formal Opinion addresses what conduct by a lawyer constitutes a “threat of a disciplinary complaint”

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent New York City Bar Association Formal Opinion addressing conduct by a lawyer which may constitute a “threat of a disciplinary complaint”.  The ethics opinion isN.Y.C. Bar Assoc. … Continue reading

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Florida Bar proposed advisory opinion states that a lawyer may advise a client to remove information from social media pages before litigation

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent proposed Florida Bar ethics advisory opinion which finds that, inter alia, lawyers may ethically advise clients to “clean up” social media pages in anticipation of litigation “to … Continue reading

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