Ethics

7393 ABA Journal Ethics articles.

Miami Attorney to Get 10-Year Sentence

A Miami attorney accused of stealing millions of dollars from asbestos clients is expected to get a 10-year sentence in a plea deal, the Daily Business…

Exonerated Duke Defendant: D.A. Should Resign

One of three former Duke lacrosse players declared earlier this week to be innocent of accusations of having raped a stripper at a team party is calling for the resignation…

Judicial Ethics Group Shuns ‘Schmucks!’

New York’s Commission on Judicial Conduct and its chair are both exploring their options following a spat over a book called Schmucks!

Divorce lawyer Raoul Felder co-wrote the humorous book…

Unlicensed Brazilian Lawyer Practicing in N.J.

A Brazilian lawyer has apparently openly practiced immigration law in New Jersey for a decade, although she is not admitted to the state bar and is licensed only as a…

Prosecutor Apologizes in Duke Rape Case

An apology has been made by Durham District Attorney Michael B. Nifong, the original prosecutor in the case of three former Duke University lacrosse players who were accused – and…

Duke Prosecutor Could Face Criminal Investigation

North Carolina’s attorney general says the original prosecutor in the Duke University sexual assault case could face a criminal investigation.

“We believe that these cases were the result of a…

Showdown in Judge’s Trial is Quite a Show

A showdown between two flamboyant attorneys has attracted many spectators to the Brooklyn, N.Y., corruption trial of a state judge.

The judge, Gerald P. Garson, is accused of accepting gifts…

Lawyer Accused of Helping Church Shield Assets

An attorney representing the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego in a bankruptcy case is appearing in federal court there today to show cause why she should not be held…

Sex Harassment Complaint Against Judge Dismissed

A Florida judicial commission has dismissed a sexual harassment complaint filed against the former chief judge of a state appeals court.

The complaint had alleged Charles J. Kahn Jr. of…

Close Calls

ABA creates a support network for in-house ethics counsel

Metadata Minefield

Opinions disagree on whether it’s ethical to look at hidden electronic information

Many Happy Returns

Creating a nonprofit helps others–and doesn’t hurt business, either

Fantasy Life, Real Law

Travel into Second Life––the virtual world where lawyers are having fun, exploring legal theory and even generating new business

Next Stop, House of Delegates

Proposed revisions to ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct are ready for a vote

Pulling on a Fine Line

Case raises questions about when a N.Y. lawyer may advise snowbirds in Florida

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