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David L. Hudson Jr.

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David L. Hudson Jr. teaches at Belmont University College of Law.

Recent Articles

States drive a wave of bills affecting transgender youth
Aug 1, 2021, 01:50 am CDT

What is a lawyer’s ethical duty to check out a client’s claim before filing an action?
Apr 1, 2021, 12:50 am CDT

New ABA ethics opinion addresses professional responsibilities of virtual practice
Mar 10, 2021, 10:27 am CST

How can lawyers balance materially adverse interests? New ABA ethics opinion explores
Feb 10, 2021, 09:07 am CST

How close can you be to opposing counsel without it being a conflict of interest?
Feb 1, 2021, 12:40 am CST

Lawyers must use caution when responding to negative online reviews, new ethics opinion says
Jan 13, 2021, 12:34 pm CST

What are ethics issues for lawyers practicing remotely from a different state during the pandemic?
Dec 16, 2020, 02:45 pm CST

When are personal relationships with opposing counsel conflicts? New ABA ethics opinion weighs in
Oct 7, 2020, 10:08 am CDT

Ethics opinion helps define ABA guidance on professional misconduct
Oct 1, 2020, 01:00 am CDT

Judges must ensure defendants can afford court costs before imposing fines and fees
Aug 1, 2020, 12:30 am CDT

Prosecutorial ethics are in the spotlight after the death of Ahmaud Arbery
Jul 16, 2020, 11:00 am CDT

New formal ethics opinion gives additional guidance on harassment and discrimination
Jul 15, 2020, 10:50 am CDT

A right to gather?: Balancing health risks and religious liberties during the COVID-19 crisis
Jun 10, 2020, 09:43 am CDT

What are your confidentiality obligations to prospective clients? New ABA ethics opinion weighs in
Jun 9, 2020, 10:36 am CDT

How to avoid 10 common ethics pitfalls
Jun 1, 2020, 12:10 am CDT

Is a client using your legal services to commit a crime? New ethics opinion outlines your duty to inquire
Apr 29, 2020, 04:35 pm CDT

Disbarred attorneys trying to get their licenses back face an uphill battle
Apr 1, 2020, 01:00 am CDT

Judges must consider defendants’ ability to pay fines and fees, ethics opinion says
Mar 24, 2020, 12:16 pm CDT

Is it time to reevaluate the standard for legal malpractice in criminal cases?
Feb 1, 2020, 12:40 am CST

What are the ethical duties when a lawyer leaves a firm? Formal ethics opinion offers guidance
Dec 4, 2019, 11:05 am CST