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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Naming Names in the $1.5 Bilion GM/JPMorgan/Simpson/Mayer Brown Opinion

    Naming Names in the $1.5 Bilion GM/JPMorgan/Simpson/Mayer Brown Opinion
    We've already noted the 2nd circuit's decision this month finding that termination of the UCC-1 filing in connection with the $1.5 billion GM loan was enforceable and that therefore the property securing the loan was no longer secure. The…
  • Jan 27

    "Albany Is a Cesspool. Here’s How to Clean It Up"

    "Albany Is a Cesspool. Here’s How to Clean It Up"
    Our own Stephen Gillers offers thoughts, including discussion of legal ethics issues, at The Nation. Excerpt: An obscure legal ethics rule will have a leading role in Silver’s trial. The rule allows one lawyer to share a fee with…
  • Jan 27

    Economic Harm as Direct Adversity Under 1.7(a)

    Economic Harm as Direct Adversity Under 1.7(a)
    Clegard LLC v. LG Chem. Ltd., Federal Circuit, 12-10-14 Jones Day represented the plaintiff in a matter where success would be economically harmful to non-client Apple, which was a customer of defendant. Apple was a Jones Day client on…
Rank this Week: 358

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jan 27

    Suing Current Client Is Non-Waivable Conflict

    Suing Current Client Is Non-Waivable Conflict
    An indefinite suspension with the right to apply for reinstatement after six months was imposed by the Maryland Court of Appeals. The attorney was retained by a couple to pursue a claim arising from a motor vehicle accident and ended...
  • Jan 27

    Judge Learns Valuable Lesson

    Judge Learns Valuable Lesson
    The North Carolina Supreme Court has approved a public reprimand of a general court of justice judge for misconduct in handling a divorce involving a member of the Armed Services who was stationed in South Korea. The judge's violations a....
  • Jan 27

    Improper Withdrawal Leads To Remand

    Improper Withdrawal Leads To Remand
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals held that an attorney improperly withdrew from representation of a client in a termination of parental rights case In the present case, the record is devoid of any evidence whatsoever that Respondent…
Rank this Week: 350

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Jan 17

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)
    Tina Stark, a pioneer in transactional skills education, has an interesting and highly readable take on how to organize a modern law school curriculum, including the first year. It's all insightful, but I think the most powerful suggestion is…
  • Jan 6

    The Variable Affordability of Law School – How Geography and LSAT Profile Impact Tuition Cost

    The Variable Affordability of Law School – How Geography and LSAT Profile Impact Tuition Cost
    I have set forth here -- Download AALS Presentation Jan. 2015 -- a link to the PowerPoint slides I presented yesterday at the AALS Conference session sponsored by the Section on Law School Administration and Finance. The presentation was…
  • Jan 4

    Size of the US Legal Market by Type of Client

    Size of the US Legal Market by Type of Client
    Washington, DC. The AALS Section of Professional Responsibility hosted a vigorous discussion today on the evolving ethical duty of competency, a topic partially inspired by the recent changes to Model Rule 1.1 cmt. 8 (requiring lawyers to…
Rank this Week: 2091

Media and Communications Law…

Media and Communications Law Society

Covers communications law and media policy. From the Suffolk University Law School.

http://suffolkmedialaw.com
  • Nov 12

    First Amendment Activist Mary Beth Tinker Comes to Suffolk Law

    First Amendment Activist Mary Beth Tinker Comes to Suffolk Law
    Suffolk University Law School will host an event where First Amendment Activist, Mary Beth Tinker, will detail the story of a small gesture of protest having an incredible impact. Because of said protest, the Supreme Court eventually ruled…
  • Feb 6

    ‘Justice Alito’s First Amendment’

    ‘Justice Alito’s First Amendment’
    By Justin Silverman Suffolk University Law School will host its 5th annual Masterman Institute on March 6, featuring a discussion on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his approach to the First Amendment. The event is free and…
  • Jan 30

    The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second

    The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second
    By Justin Silverman Eight days after a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School, shooting and killing 20 young students, 6 staff members and fueling a national discussion on gun control, The Journal News in Lower…
Rank this Week: 4167