Legal Ethics

Features

Secret Snitches: California case uncovers long-standing practice of planting jailhouse informants

Legal Services

Is Avvo’s fixed-cost service a fee-sharing violation?

Legal Ethics

Disbarred lawyer says he will continue to practice while appealing the order

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred Illinois lawyer gets 57 months in mortgage-rescue fraud case

Legal Ethics

If your husband tells you he regained his law license, check it out, Georgia lawyer learns

Legal Ethics

Does Dentons’ verein structure shield it from conflict claim? Malpractice suit says the answer is no

Legal Ethics

Should nonlawyers be allowed to own law firms? ABA commission revisits the issue

Legal Ethics

Judge publicly reprimanded for jailing domestic-violence witness who recanted

Prosecutors

Homeland Security lawyer admits forging documents that could have led to Mexican man’s deportation

Legal Ethics

Lawyer with state attorneys general practice didn’t violate lobbying law, ethics commission finds

Legal Ethics

Lawyer accused of surreptitiously buying client’s property is hired as city attorney

Legal Ethics

When can two lawyers from different firms divide a fee in a referral arrangement?

First Amendment

Lawyer who spoke out after fellow lawyer shot himself during trial gets suspension overturned

Legal Ethics

Lawyers accused of using paralegal to friend litigant on Facebook are facing ethics probe

Legal Ethics

Impaired judge ordered home from court could not remember her address, investigative report says

Bankruptcy Law

9th Circuit discharges $6K that bankrupt attorney owed ex-client

Legal Ethics

Consensual sex with client leads to reprimand in one state, resignation from practice in another

Judiciary

Embattled Kentucky judge who highlighted jury diversity issues agrees to paid suspension

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is accused of defrauding investors in plaintiff-recruitment business

Consumer Law

Lawyer ordered to disgorge $11.4M to former clients loses challenge to consumer bureau’s power