Two Virginia lawyers have been told to take anger management classes, one for a courthouse outburst and the other for taunting a litigation opponent.
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An attorney who engaged in the unauthorized use of a Westlaw account for more than one year should be publicly reprimanded, the Oregon Supreme Court has determined, declining to suspend him from practice as recommended by the State Bar.Read More »
The Nevada Supreme Court is considering a state bar proposal that would require lawyers to complete a course on substance abuse as part of their annual continuing legal education requirement.Read More »
Sure it’s frustrating when a client doesn’t pay up. But getting angry doesn’t help matters. In fact, getting angry can make matters much worse. Just ask Cincinnati attorney James R. Hartke. Hartke’s journey towards a professional train wreck began in ...Read More »
Writers are often encouraged to write about what they know. But for lawyers seeking a topic for a blog post, Facebook update or Tweet, should that include writing about their own clients and cases?Read More »
Scott Rothstein, the disbarred Florida lawyer and newly convicted Ponzi schemer who faces up to 100 years in prison, will strive to help authorities make cases against others who profited from his massive investment scam -- in hopes of shaving time off his sentence. Rothstein will be sentenced on May 6 following his guilty plea Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale federal court to five counts of racketeering, fraud and money laundering.Read More »
A Florida lawyer charged in a $1.2 billion fraud apparently heeded the American Express slogan "Don't leave home without it." Court records show Scott Rothstein racked up more than 20 million reward points on his American Express account. Cardholders typically receive one point for every dollar spent.Read More »