Legal Ethics Resources

Top (Non-Male) Lawyers in Missouri 2014 New Article on Trust Account Dangers ABA issues Formal Opinion 468 to help with sale of law practices Louisiana Supreme Court hates Rule 7.4 like I do Slides for Missouri Bar “Lex Port” program Is your firm winning or losing -- Altonji hits two grand slams! Virtual and “Very Nearby” Practices Lawyers and Public Relations Leverage, leverage, where goest thou? Municipal Attorney presentation on “Who Is the Client?” Missouri School Board lawyers presentation on “Legal Ethics and Dealing with the Media” Slides for Lexport presentation “Current Issues in Legal Ethics & Emerging Technology” Legal ethics guidance to LinkedIn What conduct forms a lawyer-client relationship? US v. Williams (8th Cir.) Who is a government lawyer's client -- California PUC General Counsel Lindh has a say New Missouri Trust Account Rules -- Withdrawal only by check or authorized transfer Hangin' with Sotomayor, Winning a Burton Award 4th Grader smarter than the ABA Paralegal helps entrap opposing counsel in DUI ARDC v. Blogging Lawyer -- Really a 1st Amendment case? Who Makes Partner -- Intro to Law Firm Students Speak Looking Back at 2012 -- Legal Luminaries Lost In re Peebles set for argument on January 3, 2013 Eighth Circuit rejects “fiduciary exception” to privilege arguments Money held by lawyer not privileged -- State ex rel. Koster v. Cain “Beware the Partner Trap” published Lawyers helping monitor elections -- conflict concerns? Will Your Client Be Taxed on Your (Contingency) Fees? Add this to ethical dangers of Q&A Websites Guidance on how not to respond to discovery requests and orders “Partnerless” Law Firm -- NY Times is missing something Is representing a KKK Imperial Wizard bad for fee requests? Reasonable Rates -- MO Ethics Lawyer charges NYC newbie lawyer rates Lawyers-Witnesses Can Handle Pretrial matters LexPort 2012 -- the Legal Ethics of Technology Presenting “Ethics of Negotiation” tomorrow morning at AT Brickhouse Law Group last law firm standing in “Social Madness” Can a corporate officer hire a lawyer for the corporation? Confidentiality concerns don't justify filing unserved privilege log under seal Friday the 13th -- a bad day for lawyers Venue and value for attorney liens -- McCoy v. Hershewe Law Firm (Mo. App. W.D. Apr. 10, 2012) Missouri to open lawyer discipline proceedings New Article -- “Dealing with Outside Counsel's Conflict of Interest (Part I)” Watergate -- Ruckelshaus on the “Saturday Night Massacre” Senior federal prosecutor risks violating Rule 3.6 on internet -- caught for “redoubt” NY Times -- 25% decline in LSAT takers since 2010 Waiver of privilege when claiming ineffective assistance -- Jones v. United States Another case on criminal defendants waiving ineffective assistance claims EDMO case addressing waiver of privilege by claim of ineffective assistance postponed International law firm merger creates confidentiality concerns Are your briefs copyrighted? Ethics 20/20 offers new proposals for comment Relying on legal ethics expert helps prove no “bad faith” “Show me the money!” -- the ethics of billing and collecting USDC EDMo awards quantum meruit as a percentage of fees -- Meiss v. Port City Trucking Expert on legal ethics and (Chinese) law firm names? “Gazing Upon Medusa?” -- Nah, just writing about my Law Firm Practice class at Wash U Sign of the Times? New Solo Exaggerates on Web Publicly-traded Aussie firm acquires UK firm ED Mo examines impact of Rule 1.18 where opponent chatted with counsel before suing: Dalton v. Painters Dist. Council No. 2 Promise to make initial disclosures not enough to prevent withdrawal: Jo Ann Howard & Assoc v. Cassity (E.D. Mo.) Missouri's Legal Ethics Rules $475 per hour for KBA ex-CEO's defense lawyer too high? Not in my book! Participating in Legal Ethics Forum's on-line symposium on Legal Ed and the Economy Lawyers cannot “pay to play” Payments to defrauded Missouri clients spiked in 2011, MoBar reports Quoted in Insurance News on increased legal malpractice payouts The Ethics of Billing and Collecting Fees -- upcoming telephone seminar Law firms really do need separation agreements Quoted in NLJ on “Bare-Knuckled” Litigating Had the “Real Wealth” lawyer read Ethox & Paradox? Ethox explains Rules 1.7 and 3.7 -- The Lawyer As Witness