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Attorney Advertising Restrictions on LinkedIn Activity

Does a LinkedIn profile have to comply with all of the ethical restrictions on legal advertising?

Whether You Can Threaten Contempt in a Subpoena for Non-Compliance

Delivering by mail is likely a no-no.

Threatening to File a Disciplinary Complaint Against Another Lawyer

The NYC Bar Association issues a formal opinion on the matter.

Articles »

New York's Highest Court Clarifies Nonresident Attorney Office Requirement

By Kaitlin J. Kline

After Schoenefeld, New York will presumably, albeit grudgingly, move toward acceptance of VLOs, consistent with the realities of practicing law in a digital age.

California's New E-Competence Rule

By Lisa Sherman, Benjamin Rose, and Jim Carden

Even carefully crafted legal hold and preservation letters to custodian employees are insufficient defenses where relevant evidence goes missing.

"Maelstrom of Misconduct" Generates Bevy of Bench Slaps

By Kathryn Nadro

Incivility among attorneys may lead to discipline.

Sound Advice »

audio Who Owns Clients?

By Barry Cohen

We all know that saying "my clients" is just an expression and does not imply an actual ownership interest. Barry Cohen discusses the real-world applications of this concept—including one glaring exception to the rule. (6:34 min)

audio Standards for Disqualifying Expert Witnesses

By Mike Downey

Litigator and ethics professor Mike Downey outlines three standards that can be used when attempting to get an opposing counsel's expert disqualified from a case. (8:29 min)

audio "Rambo" Attorneys—How to Handle Legal Bullies

By Mike Downey

Dealing with legal bullies is never pleasant. Hear as Mike Downey give eight steps to best handle these "Rambo" attorneys. (14:56 min)

Roundtables »

audio Ethics of Legal Marketing

A discussion addressing the ethical concerns that arise in attorney advertising and marketing. (59:52 min)



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E&P at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting

Former Ethics and Professionalism Committee cochair Gregory Hanthorn anchored a program entitled Thou Poisonous Bunch-Back'd Toad: Ethics of Insults Through the Centuries,” selected as a Section of Litigation CLE program at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Read more.

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New York, NY

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