An attorney could not retain a person’s passport in order to ensure that he was paid the remainder of his fee, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled.
The Colorado Supreme Court decided yesterday that an attorney could not hold onto a person’s U.S. passport in order to ensure that he was paid the remainder of his fees.
Attorneys may use text messages to solicit employment from prospective clients, an Ohio disciplinary board has concluded in an advisory opinion.
A lawyer may practice in more than one firm at the same time if the practice otherwise complies with the Rules of Professional Conduct, an Ohio disciplinary board has concluded in an advisory opinion.
An Ohio disciplinary panel says it is okay for lawyers to use text messages to solicit employment from prospective clients.
A lawyer may use cloud computing as long as reasonable steps are taken to ensure that sensitive client information remains confidential, a New Hampshire ethics committee has concluded in an advisory opinion.
Stanley M. Chesley’s fabled career appears to be at an end in the wake of yesterday’s decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court to disbar the pioneering class action lawyer for taking an “unreasonable” fee from a $200 million fen-phen settlement.
A law firm may use a trade name so long as it describes the nature of the legal practice in terms that are accurate and not misleading, the New Jersey Supreme Court has decided in amending a state rule on attorney advertising.
A Georgia lawyer may soon have time off she didn’t plan for.
That’s because this morning the state high court rejected a mere reprimand as the sanction for her conceded misconduct in responding to a negative review posted by a former client on a consumer website.
The Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday disbarred a former defense attorney who is currently serving a six-year sentence for dropping dumbbells on the head of a former client.