Client Protection

16 ABA Journal Client Protection articles.

Is it time to reevaluate the standard for legal malpractice in criminal cases?
Can Rudy Giuliani rely on attorney-client privilege to avoid congressional testimony?
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has suggested that he is protected by attorney-client privilege in the impeachment inquiry by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. But at least one expert takes issue with that assertion.
Afternoon Briefs: Nursing home executives fined $400 daily; did black nationalism influence Justice Thomas?

New book seeks to explain conservatism of Justice Clarence Thomas

A new book called The Enigma of Clarence Thomas contends that the justice’s conservatism is shaped by his immersion in…

Lawyer suspended for pocketing fees intended for law firm; court warns of tougher future penalties
A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, lawyer has been suspended for four months for keeping fees from clients that should have been split with his law firm.
To cooperate or not: That is a question for TV characters and real-life clients

Two examples of “snitching” on TV? That’s enough fodder to spark the flames of this week’s column from lawyer Adam Banner.

Nonlawyers could invest in law firms and own legal businesses under Utah work group’s proposal

A Utah task force is proposing a “regulatory sandbox” to allow experimentation with nonlawyer ownership of legal businesses and nonlawyer investment in law firms.

New legal services providers would test…

Firm settles suit alleging it solicited fake online reviews that tricked woman into becoming client

Kraemer Manes & Associates has settled a lawsuit claiming that a client got bad legal advice after she was tricked into hiring the Pennsylvania law firm because of fake online…

How to train your expert witness

Expert witnesses can make or break your case. In her new book, Janet S. Kole shares how you can make the most out of your witness.

In-House Ethics: Top state court says ethics rules haven’t ‘evolved with the profession’ and lawyer-client relationships

A fired in-house lawyer may sue his former employer for breach of contract and violation of public policy, despite an ethics rule that “robustly protects” a client’s right to terminate a lawyer at any time, for any reason, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision.

Nonlawyers could offer legal advice and partly own law firms under these California proposals
The State Bar of California is asking for public comment on proposals that would allow legal technicians to offer legal advice and nonlawyers to hold a financial interest in law firms.
Law firm awarded $900K in suit contending departing lawyers took confidential files

A former Boston law firm has been awarded $900,000 in its suit claiming that departing lawyers breached their duty of loyalty when they took the firm’s electronic database of files…

Second state adopts ABA model rule barring discrimination and harassment by lawyers

Maine has adopted an ABA model rule that bars discrimination and harassment by lawyers.

Maine is the second state to adopt Rule 8.4(g) of the ABA Model Rules of Professional…

Lawyer previously suspended for wine theft is disbarred for breaking promise of free representation

A Cincinnati-area lawyer has been disbarred in Ohio for sending a woman an invoice for nearly $10,000 for his legal services after he had agreed to represent her for free.

Lawyer convicted of wife’s murder argues only he can represent her estate in wrongful death case

A former Atlanta lawyer convicted of felony murder in the fatal shooting of his wife is arguing that only he has the right to represent her estate—and that means a…

Lawyer disbarred for abandoning clients after moving across the country to ‘play jazz’

A New Jersey lawyer has been disbarred for dropping work on two bankruptcy cases, vanishing from New Jersey and keeping retainers of $1,500 and $1,410.

One of the clients learned…

Read more ...




Web First
What you need to know about virtual and chatbot assistants for lawyers
Original reporting ...
Topics: Career & Practice
Afternoon Briefs: Judge and civil rights lawyer dies at 93; lawyer reminds court of Super Bowl continuance promise
Complete list of topics ...


Your Voice
Why you should insist on diversity in your law practice
Articles and commentary ...
Podcasts
Getting real: What happens when clients go on reality TV
More podcasts ...