102 ABA Journal Client Protection articles.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered a judge to be suspended without pay after he was accused of making negative comments to unrepresented defendants about their appearance, background, residency and ethnicity.
Aug 12, 2022 11:32 AM CDT
Lawyers may hold cryptocurrency in escrow for clients, but they must have technical competence and safeguard against losses, according to an Ohio ethics opinion.
Aug 12, 2022 9:13 AM CDT
Additional language reaffirmed the “core values” in the ABA’s Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.4. and said that “nothing in the resolution” should be interpreted as undermining a 2020 House resolution that encouraged regulatory innovation to expand access to justice.
Aug 9, 2022 2:43 PM CDT
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Most attorneys understand they must refrain from improper solicitation of potential clients for pecuniary gain, but a new formal opinion clarifies that practitioners must go even further. Beyond their own actions, lawyers are obligated to train their employees to avoid similarly unlawful solicitous behavior.
Aug 1, 2022 1:40 AM CDT
Jul 27, 2022 2:31 PM CDT
Check out some tips to establish yourself as a competent and compassionate lawyer to potential clients, from North Carolina lawyer James Gray Robinson.
Jul 19, 2022 10:25 AM CDT
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Lawyer Michael Avenatti gets more prison time
Jun 3, 2022 12:41 PM CDT
A Las Vegas lawyer has been accused of having sex with clients on a live office video, sexually harassing his employees, and trying to kiss an undercover officer posing as a client. The allegations surfaced in an arrest report and during a court hearing.
Jun 1, 2022 12:05 PM CDT
May 25, 2022 8:34 AM CDTsuspended lawyer Joel Brodsky that he can’t violate a former client’s confidences by revealing what happened to a missing woman.
May 23, 2022 8:21 AM CDT
A Chicago lawyer sought compensation for “future pain and physical limitations” in settlement negotiations for a client who had already died, according to an ethics complaint.
May 11, 2022 12:10 PM CDT