Eli Wald on Enforcement of Contracts Which Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct

In Patterson v. Law Office of Lauri J. Goldstein PA , 980 So. 2d 1234 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 4th Dist., 2008, the Florida court of appeals explored whether a fee-sharing agreement between a lawyer and a paralegal which violated the Rules of Professional Conduct could be enforced against the attorney. ...

Bowman on Representing the Entity Client: A matter governed by Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct 1.13

Hawaii Rule of Professional Conduct 1.13, Organization as client, guides lawyers whose rendition of professional legal services to organizational clients. In this commentary Addison M. Bowman addresses the identity of the client, the question of joint representation, the rule of client-lawyer privilege...

Bowman on Lawyer-Client Sexual Relations

In 2002 the American Bar Association added to its Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.8 an express prohibition of sexual relations with clients. A growing number of states have followed suit. The Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct, however, are silent on the matter. Does this mean that a Hawaii lawyer...

Wroth on the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct

The "Ethics 2000" amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct are now in effect in Vermont. The Vermont Supreme Court has adopted a massive package of amendments to the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct, effective September 1, 2009, that incorporate most of the amended Model...

Wechsler on the New York Rules of Professional Conduct

This Emerging Issues Analysis by Prof. Stephen Wechsler summarizes the most significant changes wrought by the new Rules of Professional Conduct, effective April 1, 2009, and alerts New York practitioners to significant potential practice pitfalls and ethical dilemmas. The full text of this article...

Professional Responsibility for Florida Trust and Estate Lawyers

... II. Ethical Guidelines The Florida Rules of Professional Conduct [Florida Rules of Professional Conduct 4-1.8(c), http://www.floridabar.org/ , retrieved August 23, 2014] provide guidance to attorneys on matters ranging from fees to communication, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and firm...