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October 2014 - Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Beware: Structured Settlements Can Sour the Attorney-Client Relationship

The rules of ethics can affect how and when you are paid. Read More..

August 2014 - Lawyers’ Ethics in Informal Investigations

Does zealous representation include misrepresentation? Read More..

July 2014 - Seahaus v. Superior Court: An Uncommon Fact Pattern Highlights Complexities of the Common Interest Privilege in California

A must-read for HOA attorneys. Read More..

June 2014 - Controversial Currency: Accepting Bitcoin as Payment for Legal Fees

The ethical issues presented by online currency. Read More..

May 2014 - What Is “Good Moral Character”?

A tale of two Californians ... Read More..

April 2014 - Retaining the Client File After the Representation Ends

In case you were wondering how long you have to keep those papers. Read More..

March 2014 - Litigation as a Pressure Tactic: Be Sure of Your Target

Beware of suing one party to get to another. Read More..

February 2014 - Who’s Your Daddy? Analyzing Parent-Sub Conflicts of Interest

Know when a parent can become the ugly-stepsister obstacle to representation. Read More..

January 2014 - 2013 Ethics Year in Review

A year’s worth of ethics cases summarized for your convenience (and compliance!)

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December 2013 - Requirements for Client Retainer Agreements

As you plan next year’s goals, be sure to review your retainer agreements and make any necessary updates.

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November 2013 - Legal Ethics, Social Media, and the Jury

You may be obligated to search online for information about your jury pool.

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October 2013 - Of Dolls and Duties: The State Bar Court’s Exoneration of Attorney McHugh

Good news: you are not obligated to violate your clients’ requests, even if they sound crazy.

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September 2013 - The Unassuming Plaintiff: Attorneys’ Duties to Non-Clients

Do right by those foreseeable beneficiaries (and other non-clients who could expose you to liability).

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August 2013 - Lawful and Unlawful Prelitigation Demand Letters

Bluffs are better saved for poker games—not lawsuits.

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July 2013 - Secrets in a Google World: Understanding the Differences Between the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Duty of Confidentiality

Do not disclose certain facts about your clients, even if the information is already on the Internet.

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June 2013 - Floodgates Open to Civil Claims Against Attorneys and Law Firms

Law firms may be considered “members” of the California State Bar.

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May 2013 - “It Was My Understanding There Would Be No Patent Law!” Why State Court Judges and Legal Malpractice Attorneys Should Dust Off Their Patent

Patent law might be a required crash course... 

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April 2013 - Co-counsel Conflicts of Interest

A screen in time saves nine.

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March 2013 - Communication —An Essential Skill to Avoid Malpractice Liability and Discipline

“Call me … on the line, call me any, any, anytime” (Blondie) . . . “and if I am a lawyer, and you’re my client, I will have to call you back” (Rules of Ethics). 

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February 2013 - Social Networking and the Ethical Duty of Confidentiality

Cautionary words against sharing war stories about clients, no matter how many “likes” you might get.

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