David L. Hudson Jr.

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

Recent Articles

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

Split intensifies over prosecutors’ ethical disclosure duties
Oct 2, 2019, 08:30 am CDT

Lawyer speech triggers both civility and constitutional concerns
Sep 1, 2019, 12:50 am CDT

Redacting confidential client information: The devil is in the details
Jul 1, 2019, 01:55 am CDT

Lawyers have a duty to disclose adverse legal authority even if it hurts their case
Jun 1, 2019, 01:15 am CDT

If your judge is your Facebook friend, should that be disqualifying?
May 1, 2019, 02:10 am CDT

Judges who wed couples can’t refuse same-sex unions, ABA ethics opinion says
Apr 1, 2019, 01:25 am CDT

Social Clashes: Digital free speech is a hot legal battleground
Apr 1, 2019, 12:05 am CDT