Articles Tagged with ethics

For a geek like me, it was big news last August when the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates voted to amend the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to make clear that lawyers have a duty to be competent in technology. Specifically, the ABA voted to amend the comment to Model Rule 1.1, governing lawyer […]

A new mobile app introduced this week by the New York State Bar Association lets lawyers search and access ethics opinions from their mobile phones. The NYSBA Mobile Ethics App includes the state bar’s catalog of more than 900 legal ethics opinions, dating back to 1964. The app allows users to search for an opinion […]

On Wednesday, the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 issued its initial report (PDF) on whether ethics rules should be changed to address lawyers’ use of technology for marketing and advertising. As you may recall, when the commission first announced its plans to study this issue, it created quite a stir among legal bloggers, kicked off […]

The use of expert witnesses in litigation has skyrocketed. Have our ethics rules kept pace? I have posted an article, Proposed: A Lawyer’s Code of Expert Ethics, at the Web site of IMS Expert Services, that sets out a draft of a proposed code. The idea is to generate discussion about whether such a code […]