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Showing 2 posts from February 2016.

Proposed Changes to Model Rule 8.4 (or Something Like Them) may Already be in Effect in your Jurisdiction

The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has recently proposed amending the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct to add to Rule 8.4 a prohibition against harassment or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or socioeconomic status. {Ed. Note: Does anyone know what "socioeconomic status" means in this context?] Earlier this month, at the ABA Mid-Year Meeting in San Diego, the Committee held a hearing on the proposal. More ›

Mistakes Happen — How to Respond when they Do

Attorneys are human. They make mistakes. However, how an attorney responds to a mistake may be more important than the mistake itself.  In the face of potential civil liability, sanctions or disciplinary proceedings, care must be taken. More ›