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When life hands you a gift, sometimes you have to hand it back. Quickly.
Posted on 18 Apr 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

St. Louis, Missouri, attorney Joel Eisenstein, age 70, violated several rules of professional conduct when he received and reviewed opposing counsel’s outline of questions to her client. Eisenstein’s client, a husband in a divorce case, had... Read More

LexisNexis Presents A Complimentary CLE-Accredited Webinar: Attorney-Client Privilege In The Global Corporate Setting (Ethics)
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

For today's corporate attorneys and in-house counsel, being aware of differing rules of attorney-client privilege for various foreign jurisdictions is essential. Explore the definition of attorney-client privilege and privileged communication during... Read More

North Carolina State Bar Proposes New Formal Ethics Opinion
Posted on 19 Sep 2012 by Mack Sperling

The intersection of technology and the rules of ethics continues to develop. The NC State Bar has proposed a new FEO ( 2012 Formal Ethics Opinion 5 ), which deals with the interesting question of the attorney-client privilege of an employee's emails... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Securitizing Litigation Claims for Fun and Profit
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Call me old fashioned, but I am uncomfortable with the growing industry involving third-party financing of commercial claims in litigation. In the not-too-distant future, it may well be that commercial litigations will be “bundled”... Read More

ABA Offers Guidance On Ethical, Legal Duties When Lawyer Receives Copies Of Third Party's E-mail Communications With Counsel
Posted on 13 Sep 2011 by David Sorensen

By David Sorensen Another in Our Series of Hinshaw Lawyers for the Profession® Alerts American Bar Association Formal Opinion 11-460 : Duty When Lawyer Receives Copies of Third Party's E-mail Communications With Counsel (August 4, 2011)... Read More

When Can Law Firms Screen to Avoid Disqualifications?
Posted on 31 Aug 2011 by David Sorensen

By David Sorensen While many are aware of the concept of screening, especially in light of recent action by many states and the ABA in this regard, fewer are aware how actually to use screening effectively. Correct use can not only obviate potential... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Nevada Ethics Law
Posted on 28 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Wednesday of a Nevada ethics law that governs when lawmakers should refrain from voting on official business as it considered a case involving a city council member's vote on a casino... Read More

Ex-Terrorism Prosecutor Loses Lawsuit Over Story
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DETROIT - (AP) A judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday by a former terrorism prosecutor who accused the U.S. Justice Department of violating privacy law by leaking details of an ethics investigation to the Detroit Free Press. Richard Convertino cannot show... Read More