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Don't Become a Statistic – Know Attorney Discipline Standards – CA Revised Standards Apply July 1st

Beginning July 1, 2015, California lawyers will be held to a new standard of discipline for attorney misconduct. Earlier this month, the State Bar of California approved a comprehensive overhaul of the state's attorney discipline system, implementing the first significant change to "The Standards for Attorney Sanctions for Professional Misconduct," since the standards were first adopted in 1986.  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 ›