7400 ABA Journal Ethics articles.
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a man for threatening a federal judge in a phone call with his lawyers.
Jul 28, 2020 11:42 AM CDT
A Florida judge who waved his arms and shouted at noisy courthouse visitors, then threatened one lawyer in the crowd with contempt, is facing a recommendation for a public reprimand.
Jul 27, 2020 3:42 PM CDT
Cahill Gordon & Reindel and the chemical company BASF have agreed to pay $72.5 million to settle claims that the law firm and a company acquired by BASF had hidden evidence of asbestos in talc products during litigation.
Jul 27, 2020 12:04 PM CDT
A Chicago family lawyer has been accused of offering to help a woman get custody of her children in exchange for having sex with him.
Jul 24, 2020 2:10 PM CDT
A California Supreme Court advisory committee has warned the state’s judges about the ethical risks of attending public protests.
Jul 24, 2020 11:13 AM CDT
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati chastised a Tennessee lawyer for making disparaging statements against his opponents in its ruling in an antitrust lawsuit Thursday.
Jul 24, 2020 10:43 AM CDT
Most judges say systemic racism exists in criminal justice system
Sixty-five percent of 634 judges responding to a survey said they think systemic racism exists in the criminal justice system.…
Jul 23, 2020 4:40 PM CDT
"Antiquated" legal ethics rules are interfering with access to justice and a more sustainable legal profession, according to a bar association task force.
Jul 23, 2020 11:39 AM CDT
A lawyer in Cornelia, Georgia, is facing criminal charges after he was accused of forging signatures of a judge and a prosecutor to get his client’s costly ankle monitor removed.
Jul 21, 2020 3:49 PM CDT
More than 35 lawyers have signed an open letter criticizing a prosecuting attorney in Mississippi for a Facebook comment saying she hoped deadly COVID-19 spreads during riots.
Jul 17, 2020 11:05 AM CDT
87 protesters charged with trying to intimidate prosecutor
Eighty-seven protesters arrested at the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron have been charged with felony intimidation for trying to influence…
Jul 16, 2020 6:25 PM CDT
A father and his son, both Ohio lawyers, were sanctioned on Thursday after the father skipped his client's criminal trial and the son criticized the judge on Facebook.
Jul 16, 2020 2:55 PM CDT
The horrific shooting death of African American jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, has inspired calls for social justice and prompted the passage of hate crime legislation for the first time in the state’s history. In addition to criminal charges against the three men, the case poses legal ethics questions raised by the conduct of the initial prosecutors in charge.
Jul 16, 2020 11:00 AM CDT
The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released additional guidance Wednesday on one of the most debated rules of professional conduct in recent memory.
Jul 15, 2020 10:50 AM CDT
A Dorsey & Whitney blog post about a lawyer's failed class action lawsuit wasn't defamatory, the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.
Jul 13, 2020 10:50 AM CDT
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