The New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics recently considered a really interesting issue: May a lawyer give clients a $50 credit on their legal bills if they rate the lawyer on an Internet website, such as Avvo, ...Read More »
Technological change has increased dramatically in recent years, making it difficult for lawyers to keep up. Confusion over the ethical obligations of lawyers when using new technologies only makes adoption of new tools such as cloud computing all the more ...Read More »
Last week, in part 1 of this series, I discussed the 2015 Social Media Ethics Guidelines (www.nysba.org/FEDSocialMediaGuidelines), which had just been issued by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. I explained that the ...
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In March, Wisconsin joined the ranks of many other jurisdictions and addressed the ethics of lawyers using Web-based computing in their practices. At issue in Wisconsin Formal Ethics Opinion EF-15-01 was how lawyers could ethically use cloud computing services to ...Read More »
Judges are human. They have relationships, both professional and personal. Existing in a judicial vacuum that is devoid of relationships simply isn’t an option and doesn’t conform with reality. But sometimes when you read the ethics opinions that control the ...Read More »