Legal Ethics

Trials & Litigation

Suit targeting Council on American-Islamic Relations over fake lawyer is reinstated by DC Circuit

Criminal Justice

Two lawyers and housekeeper are indicted in connection with sex tape of Waffle House CEO

First Amendment

Second Alabama justice sues over disciplinary investigation related to gay-marriage case

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is suspended for accessing and deleting some law firm emails after firing

Legal Ethics

Judge who accused prosecutor of ‘lie from the pit of hell’ agrees to reprimand and apology

Legal Ethics

Ohio lawyer who participated in sexting exchange with matrimonial client is suspended

Legal Ethics

Disbarment was too harsh for lawyer who caused courthouse disturbance, Utah Supreme Court says

Legal Ethics

Duane Morris partner gets ‘letter of advice’ after mistaken court filing

Legal Ethics

Prosecutor’s gun prank leads to suspension

Legal Ethics

9th Circuit upholds sanction against ‘copyright trolling’ lawyers who sued porn downloaders

Legal Ethics

Questions about chat with co-defendants keep murder case alive for lawyers after client is acquitted

Legal Ethics

State’s top court blasts 2 lawyers seeking nonpermanent disbarment for DUI setup of opposing counsel

Law Firms

Indicted investor waives potential conflict posed by his BigLaw lawyers’ grand jury appearance

Legal Ethics

Stayed suspension is recommended for ex-judge who filed $54M suit against dry cleaner for lost pants

Trials and Litigation

Attorney who took over husband’s death-penalty case after he was killed is sued for malpractice

Legal Ethics

Judge who required ethics training for possibly 3,000 DOJ lawyers stays his order

Legal Ethics

Judge cites misconduct of in-house lawyer in tossing $200M patent verdict

Bar Associations

California Assembly passes bill requiring state bar to reliquish control of its board to nonlawyers

Criminal Justice

Lawyer and paralegal convicted of bribery for paying court worker to refer arrestees to them

Legal Ethics

Defense bar group blasts judge who had public defender cuffed in court