Ethics

7422 ABA Journal Ethics articles.

LA Firm May be Liable for Cash Grab

A Los Angeles law firm may be held liable for the conduct of one of its partners who removed bags of cash from a client’s condo, a California appeals court…

A Warning to Collaborators

Colorado bar ethics panel takes aim at a growing ADR practice

Choosing Up Sides

States are split on whether attorneys may take part in online legal-match services

Firm Sued Over Forging of Judge’s Signature

A lawyer from a well-known Denver firm has been suspended and faces potential disciplinary action for admittedly forging a federal judge’s signature on a document in order to remove a…

Judge Sanctioned for Sarcastic Remarks

A Los Angeles judge been publicly admonished for treating an attorney in a “belittling, rude and sarcastic manner” and for abusing his authority, the Los Angeles…

Davis Polk Not Liable for Malpractice

New York’s highest court has ordered a real-estate investment company to pay the $1.4 million outstanding balance of a “success fee” charged by Davis Polk & Wardwell.

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Calif. Judge Removed Over Sentencing Issues

A Monterey County judge reportedly was removed from the bench this week becuse of sentencing improprieties.

They included increasing sentences for probation violators without giving them due process, joking with…

Police: CA ‘Lawyer’ Practiced for Years, in Court

A would-be California lawyer who earned a juris doctor degree but didn’t pass the bar has now reportedly been arrested for allegedly passing himself off as a licensed attorney and…

Terrorist Sheik’s Lawyer Disbarred

A civil rights lawyer convicted for helping an imprisoned sheik communicate with his followers has been disbarred.

A New York appeals court formally disbarred lawyer Lynne Stewart yesterday, rejecting an…

In-Chambers Sex, Alleged Courthouse Showers

Showering together with an illicit lover may not be all that unusual. But doing so at the courthouse may have cost a Colorado judge and the lawyer he was involved…

Ethics Complaint Alleges Courthouse Affair

An ethics complaint claims a prosecutor appeared before a Colorado judge even though the two were having an affair that included trysts in the judge’s chambers, the Apr 24, 2007 3:20 PM CDT

No Car Registration = No Law License?

A lawyer who allegedly used his Portsmouth, N.H., office address rather than his Maine home address when registering three vehicles has been criminally charged and could conceivably lose his law…

Ousted for Bad Mouth, NY Lawyer Doesn’t Zip It

After 50 years in practice and a self-estimated $70 million in verdicts for his clients, 77-year-old Kenneth Heller stands out for one completely unique accomplishment – he is the only…

Judge Suspended for Jailing Immigrants

A western Kentucky judge is being suspended without pay for 15 days for jailing indefinitely 17 immigrants initially stopped for traffic violations.

Judge Carol Sue Browning arranged for police to…

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…

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