Ok. The American Bar Association has now weighed in. So, let’s do this. But given how thoroughly I am already on the record on the topic, let’s do it quickly and hopefully efficiently. And, after we’re done, I’ll do some shameless self-promotion. This week the ABA issued Formal Ethics Opinion 503 which tackles a topic […]
Tag: Ethics Roadshow
Second chance to play Peril!
Allow me a short promotional post that can (almost) be justified as a public service to lawyers (at least some Tennessee ones). This past Tuesday I did the first of two presentations of the 2021 Ethics Homeshow. We go again next Tuesday at 11:30 central. If you still need an hour of CLE credit, you […]
Status quo prevails. A Tennessee update
I am still Roadshowing this week, among other things, so I will again offer some content but with a caveat about its brevity. (And, again, if you are sitting in a highly-entertained crowd looking for the embedded Spotify playlist just keep scrolling and you’ll find it.) In the before time, the long, long-ago at this […]
(I’ve apologized once before for a Bullwinkle-style title and here I am doing it again. The underlying societal issues are not funny in the least but it’s been a hard week for many folks and a little bit of levity can help you make it through.) If you are inclined to read this blog from […]
A patchwork post for your Friday
Today’s content will be an original recipe of (1) part shameless self-promotion; (2) two parts serious recommendations to read the writings of others; and (3) pop culture recommendations for your downtime this weekend. First, the shameless. I am pleased to announce the plan for this year’s Ethics Roadshow. Here’s the promotional piece you will soon […]
Hey Genis! Don’t do that.
I’ve represented a lot of lawyers over the years in disciplinary proceedings in Tennessee. It is certainly fair to say that the process is slow when you want it to be fast and sometimes vice versa. I noticed a story that the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct ran with that made me realize that the […]
It has been a long time since I have had reason to strongly disagree with the insights offered by Karen Rubin and company over at their excellent blog – The Law for Lawyers Today – but here we are again. Karen has written a thought-provoking piece about a criminal defense lawyer with a parody Twitter account and […]
So, not a milestone for some, but, for me, it feels like an achievement to have made it to my 200th post. And because I’m a sucker for wordplay, I’ll use a “post” milestone to talk about an issue I’ve written about a good bit before but with a twist that also involves the word […]
Roy Simon, the Chair of the NY State Bar Association Committee on Standards on Attorney Conduct, was kind enough to include me on an email last week and, as a result, I learned that New York’s proposed adoption of certain aspects of the ABA Ethics 20/20 revisions was approved, effective January 1, 2017. Back in […]
Big news … well, the size of the news may be subject to differing opinions, but news. Believe it or not, this year will be the 12th year that I have had the opportunity to do the Ethics Roadshow for lawyers throughout Tennessee. Since this is my 12th go round at doing three hours of […]