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.
Web-Based Client Reviews
January 2014: Life as a lawyer got
more complicated with the advent of social media, where prospective clients (and
anybody else) can post and read comments about you, pro and con.
Ethics and the Aging Lawyer
November 2013: Impairment for the aging professional often comes slowly, and it's sometimes too late before anything is discovered and effectively addressed.
September 2013: Screening is now one of the more important considerations involved when lawyers in private practice move between firms.
Confidences of Prospective Clients
July 2013: There are duties of confidentiality about what a prospective client tells you that linger even after that person decides to hire someone else.
Gifts and Bequests from Clients
June 2013: The bottom line here is that you cannot solicit a substantial gift from a client. Period.
Suing Your Client for Unpaid Fees
April 2013: But before you set sail for the courthouse, there are some very well-defined ethical limitations in any collection procedures lawyers can take
against current and former clients
See the complete list of David Dodge's "Eye on Ethics"