Settlement Agreement Terms May Cause Ethical Trouble
November 2015: Defendants may have an incentive to ask for restrictions on plaintiffs and their lawyers. But practicalities aside, there can be ethical problems involved.
The No-Contact Rule and Former Employees
July/August 2015: We are fortunate in Arizona to have settled judicial authority on the subject of former employees, as well as an excellent and very recent law review article
Clients with Diminished Capacity
June 2015: If we are dealing with a client with diminished capacity, we are allowed to take protective actions that may be directly opposed to the client's stated wishes
Are You Still a Good Lawyer?
May 2015: You must understand what can happen to the lawyer who has not kept up with how the practice is changing
March 2015: Disclosure to the organizational client and its constituents of potential conflict issues is essential
Impliedly Authorized Disclosures
January 2015: Lawyers must be mindful of confidentiality rules whenever they disclose information relating to representation
Client Consent, Informed and Otherwise
November 2014: Client consent is required to be evidenced in several
differing ways, and it is important to understand the appropriate form for each situation
Unfinished Business, Migrating Lawyers
July 2014: Can a bankruptcy trustee “claw back” profits from partners who jumped ship?
Joint Defense Agreements
June 2014: An Arizona case shows what can happen when a joint defense agreement doesn't adequately plan for readily foreseeable events.
Multiple Law Firm Affiliations
April 2014: As the profession takes on more of the trappings of the business world, the Rules of Professional Conduct are still the starting point.
See the complete list of David Dodge's "Eye on Ethics"