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Don't Sneak a Peek!

An attorney was reprimanded in Maine and censured in New York for looking at her opposing counsel’s notes while her opposing counsel and the presiding judge were outside of the courtroom.  More ›

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 ›

You've been beefed to the bar for no good reason — Now What?!

You receive word from The Bar that you've been accused of wrongdoing by your ungrateful, unreasonable client or some crazy member of the public, and The Bar wants your response to the accusations. If your first reaction is anger and outrage, you would not be the first lawyer to react that way. But here's the point: Don't respond to charges of unprofessional conduct with conduct that is unprofessional!  In other words, there are places to vent your anger and outrage, but your response to The Bar isn't one of them. Consider these two points. More ›

Two Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Clamor for a Review of the Lawyer Disciplinary System

A number of recent Wisconsin Supreme Court lawyer disciplinary decisions reflect a strong desire on the part of at least two justices for a thorough review of the current lawyer disciplinary system. In a court that agrees on little else, this topic has the vocal support of two traditionally opposed justices: More ›