Some lighter fare for today but you are stuck with the cringeworthy title. I have a stack of important potential topics to write about, but the ABA Journal online today reeled me in with their headline on this story (“Litigants claiming GEICO auto policy covers STD from car sex can’t proceed anonymously, judge rules.”) and […]
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Let’s talk for a bit today about a proposed California ethics opinion for which public comment is being accepted until June 8, 2021. The general topic when you hear about the proposed opinion is immediately of interest — can a lawyer help a client obtain a contractual agreement including a provision that is against the […]
Just the normal scrutiny.
I need something fun in my life at the moment to help deal with some of the insanity that is all around us all. So, let’s tell something of a non-linear story about how haphazardly the disciplinary rules can be enforced as against lawyers. (Okay, so maybe you and I see “fun” differently.) Typically, many […]
Last month, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Professional Ethics put out a thorough Formal Opinion addressing when it is unethical for an attorney to threaten to file a disciplinary complaint against another lawyer. While Formal Opinion 2015-5 is a well-written opinion overall, it is a sprawling one […]