What the rules say about making every possible argument on behalf of your client.
Nuanced rules for represented parties.
Following Model Rule 8.3, California likely will require reporting other attorneys’ bad ats to the State Bar.
What you need to know to avoid violating ethical rules.
California’s proposal for enforcing civility guidelines.
In case you missed one, an overview of some of the most significant ethics opinions of the last year.
Beware of losing more than you gain if you decide to pass along fees.
All Lawyers Should Render Pro Bono Legal Services—Ethically
The OCBA’s new ethics opinion covers the type of client information you can include in your professional bio.
Important case law that explains how to navigate certain conflicts of interest.
Relevant California rules to consider before making a referral.
Duties of communication and competence require attorneys to take certain steps in representing their clients who speak a language other than English.
Key California Rules of Professional Conduct that pertain to accepting new clients.
Leaving a firm does not absolve an attorney of all obligations toward clients.
Navigating the tension between an attorney’s self-interest and the duty to disclose errors to one’s client.
Whether privilege covers communications with PR consultants depends on certain factors.
Existing and proposed rules that would cover paraprofessionals in California.
Selected decisions from last year, just in case you missed one.
If you are recording client calls as part of a new marketing strategy, you may be violating the rules of professional conduct.
Sometimes, threats of legal action cross the line into extortion.