ABA Journal


7651 ABA Journal Ethics articles.

Tussle Over Titles

Ethics Opinions Wrangle With Terms Lawyers Use to Identify Themselves

Hand It Over

Ethics Duties Conflict When Lawyers Receive Evidence From Clients in Criminal Cases

May vs. Must

Ethics Rules Don’t Give Lawyers Absolute Guidance on When to Report Wrongdoing

Watch What You Say

Regulators Still Take Ethics Rules on Lawyer Marketing Seriously, So Practitioners Should, Too

How Was Work Today, Dear?

Lawyers Need to Be Cautious When Answering That Question

Tempting Fate

Regulators Reject Client Agreements to Forgo Ethics Complaints against Lawyers

Passing the Gavel, Keeping Our Purpose

Lawyers, Remember It’s Your Job to Support Rights of the Judiciary and Legal Profession

Looking Ahead

ABA Ethics Opinion Says Clients May Waive Objections to Future Conflicts of Interest

Reciprocal Surprises

Lawyer Sanctioned in One State for Ethics Breach May Face Stiffer Penalties Elsewhere

A Big If

Representing an Insurance Company May Conflict With the Needs of Other Clients

At The Crossroads

States Focus on UPL Enforcement and Regulation of Nonlawyer Practitioners

Legal Nighthawks

Lawyers Who Choose to Moonlight Are Better Off if They’re Open About It

Prohibited Provisions

No-Further-Representation Clauses May Be Advantageous, But They’re Also Unethical

Beyond First Impressions

It’s Not Always a Conflict to Represent One Client Who Disinherits Another Client

Hat Tricks

Lawyers Holding Licenses in Other Areas Face Additional Ethics, Insurance Issues

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