Ethics


A Letter of Closure for All the Right Reasons

By | May.13.14 | 2 Comments

Using a letter of closure at the end of client engagements varies greatly from firm to firm — and at times among lawyers within the same firm. Among those who don't use them, the[...]

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Attorney Discipline: Does Time in Practice Count?

By | Apr.30.14 | 2 Comments

When sanctioning lawyers who have violated the rules, ethics regulators typically consider a set of aggravating circumstances that can increase the punishment, as well as a list of[...]

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Ethics

Back to Business School for Ethics Violations

By | Apr.08.14 | 1 Comment

When a lawyer runs afoul of the rules of professional conduct, there are consequences. Depending on the severity of the rule violation, discipline might consist of disbarment, susp[...]

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On Balance

Ethics Watch: Alien Status and Bar Admission

By | Feb.24.14 | 4 Comments

What if you had completed all of the requirements to become an attorney admitted to practice law but, despite your best efforts to rectify the situation, were in the United States [...]

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