Ethics

7436 ABA Journal Ethics articles.

Judge resigns while awaiting sanction for alleged inappropriate behavior toward women
A Chicago judge has resigned a few days before he was set to be sanctioned for an alleged pattern of inappropriate and harassing behavior toward women.
Texas judge reprimanded for showing handgun during argument
A Texas justice of the peace has received a public reprimand for showing his gun in an argument over his driving speed.
Ethics opinion helps define ABA guidance on professional misconduct

The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility is providing guidance on one of the most debated rules of professional misconduct in recent memory. Adopted in August 2016, ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) arose largely because of the prevalence of sexual harassment in law and at related functions.

Census Bureau apparently pushing ahead with early deadline despite court order, judge says
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of San Jose, California, said Tuesday the Trump administration appears to be pushing ahead with an early census tabulation deadline in violation of her court order.
Lawyer gets interim suspension after multiple accusations of driving while naked
An Ohio lawyer has received an interim suspension after his latest arrest for allegedly driving while nude.
Afternoon Briefs: Ginsburg stayed busy before her death; report recommends end to routine traffic stops

Ginsburg participated in SCOTUS cases through at least Sept. 11

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remained busy in the weeks before her death Sept. 18. She reportedly spent…

Recusal a controversial issue for Lagoa after ruling keeping many Florida felons from voting
A recent recusal decision by potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barbara Lagoa has raised questions about how she would deal with the issue if she is nominated and confirmed.
Lawyer censured for sexual innuendos in conversations with judge and judicial assistant
A Colorado lawyer has been publicly censured for sexual innuendos in speaking with a magistrate judge and judicial assistant.
Disbarred lawyer is convicted even though twin took responsibility for the crime
A disbarred lawyer faces up to five years in prison after jurors convicted him Friday of faking an order in a child custody case involving his twin brother.
Federal judge tosses lawsuit alleging 558 ADA suits were racketeering enterprise
A federal judge in Atlanta has said he will sanction a lawyer who filed a RICO suit against two lawyers who filed hundreds of lawsuits against businesses for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Judge resigns after accusations of unwanted kissing

A judge in Onondaga County, New York, has resigned after he was accused of unwanted kissing of two female staffers.

Michael Hanuszczak, 64, resigned on Sept. 21 and agreed never…

Ethics charges allege judge defied order to delay hearings and issued no-show warrants
A Cleveland municipal judge is facing ethics charges after holding court hearings despite a rescheduling order because of the coronavirus pandemic, and then issuing arrest warrants for no-shows.
Afternoon Briefs: Justice Ginsburg will lie in state; 2 lawyers are sentenced in extortion plot

Justice Ginsburg will be first woman to lie in state at Capitol

The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the top of the…

Incensed judge orders every federal prosecutor in Manhattan to read her decision
U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York is so incensed by government conduct in the prosecution of an Iranian businessman that she has ordered every federal prosecutor in Manhattan to read her decision criticizing the prosecution failures.
Afternoon Briefs: Godmother feels betrayed after law firm money theft; state AG staffer probed over BLM buttons fuss

Bookkeeper accused of embezzling $740K from godmother’s law firm

A former bookkeeper and office manager accused of embezzling $740,000 from a Rhode Island law firm has agreed to plead guilty…

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