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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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Dodd-Frank unlimited lawyer IOTA funds FDIC deposit insurance provision apparently was not renewed by Congress and expired on 12/31/12 and only trust funds up to $250,000.00 per client ledger will be insured

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog to advise everyone of the apparent expiration on December 31, 2012 of the Dodd-Frank Deposit FDIC Insurance provision which provided for the unlimited deposit insurance coverage for Interest on Lawyer Trust … Continue reading

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Illinois disciplinary board recommends 6 month suspension for lawyer who “overreached” on a fee and sent communication to a prosecutor violating attorney/client confidentiality and implicating client

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Illinois disciplinary review board report and recommendation that a criminal defense lawyer receive a 6 month suspension for his misconduct in representing and defending clients in two … Continue reading

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Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 93-3 states that fees designated as “non-refundable” may be excessive and prohibited under certain circumstances

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 93-2, which discusses, inter alia, the propriety and effect of the designation of a fee as “non-refundable”.  As I reported in a recent Ethics Alert, … Continue reading

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