The Intersection of Online Communications and Legal Ethics

In dealing with social media—whether as participants, observers, or advisers—attorneys need to remain mindful that the ethical standards applicable to them as officers of the court do not diminish when they engage in or deal with online social media and are present even when attorneys are acting in a nonprofessional capacity or anonymously.

Unintended Engagements: What Just Happened?

The potential for unintended consequences to arise from routine communications abounds. With some forethought and diligence, however, attorneys can successfully navigate the obstacles.

Ethics in Settlement: The Effects of Material Misrepresentation

As the courts continue to require litigants and their counsel to consider serious settlement possibilities in advance of trial, ethical issues may arise during settlement negotiations.

Everyday Ethics

Every day, private practitioners encounter ethical dilemmas wrapped around the business of practicing law. In interactions with opposing counsel, thirdparties, and one's own clients, these dilemmas may not appear to be "ethics" issues, but many are. This article discusses four topics that come up fairly routinely.


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