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California Court of Appeal Decision Rejects Fiduciary Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege, but Raises new Questions

On November 25, 2014, in the decision Edwards Wildman Palmer v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County (No. B255182), discussed in an earlier blog post, the California Court of Appeal delivered an excellent, bright-line opinion, protecting discussions between firm members and their in-house general counsel, relating to possible liability, including methods of dealing with a complaint or claim made by current client of the firm. This question has been a moving target for California law firms for many years. More ›

A Penny Saved is not a Penny Earned When Attorney-Litigants Represent Themselves

You've heard the old adage, "a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client." See Kay v. Ehrler (1991) 499 U.S. 432, 438. But do you know why? Though the saying is familiar, many lawyers and law firms continue to represent themselves in disputes. Is it all about the Benjamins?  More ›