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Bad client review getting you down?   
Here, we discuss not what your can or should do about a bad client review — rather, we focus on what may you do about it. By Heather L. Rosing and Betsy S. Kimball
A new model anti-discrimination rule   
Earlier this month, the American Bar Association approved Model Rule 8.4(g), making discrimination and harassment a black letter ethical violation under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Mandatory Attorney Fee Arbitrations   
The Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act governs disputes between attorneys and clients about legal fees
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Primer on the Attorney’s Lien   
: Lawyers need to know the basics when it comes to asserting a lien against a client to secure payment of legal fees.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Ending the Client Relationship (Part 2)   
More on the specific ethics rules that attorneys must follow when ending a client relationship.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Ending the Client Relationship (Part 1)   
Attorneys who want to end a client relationship must follow a series of specific ethics rules.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Law Firms & In-House Privilege   
A recent decision sheds light on the in-house attorney-client privilege for law firms
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Ethics and the Internet   
The duty of candor follows a lawyer all the way from the office to the courtroom, and even to cyberspace.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Can We Talk?   
Vexing attorney-client privilege issues arise when lawyers seek legal or ethical advice from their own law firm’s general counsel.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
The Dangerous Client   
Lawyers who are concerned that a client may be dangerous face several ethical dilemmas about disclosing the threat.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Attorneys as Witnesses   
Lawyers are advocates and counselors, but on occasion they may be called upon to testify for a client. When that happens, ethical issues cloud the picture.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
The Teeth Behind Civility   
Politeness and civility are keys to persuasion—and for attorneys they’re written into California’s statutes, to boot.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Social Media and Attorney Advertising   
Although there are rules governing advertising by attorneys, they don't trump the First Amendment.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
What Are "Friends" For?   
Although Facebook and Twitter have become mainstream in the legal community, they still entail troublesome ethical issues.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
The Truth About True Retainers   
Labeling a client's retainer payment as "nonrefundable" can be a big mistake. Only true retainers, which are extremely rare, merit that treatment.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Inadvertent Disclosure   
Today the risk of inadvertently disclosing privileged material is greater than ever. In an e-discovery world where attorneys must review an ever-increasing mass of information before turning over evidence to the other side, errors are inevitable.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Who Decides Strategy: Lawyer or Client?   
Clients today are much more likely to insist on a decision-making role in contested matters. But what does an attorney do when his or her client disagrees about litigation strategy?
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Ethics and Corporate Conflicts   
Gaps in case law and ethics rules force lawyers to navigate uncharted waters when representing corporate clients with potentially adverse interests.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
The Ethics of Unbundling   
You've heard clients clamoring for unbundled legal services. Here's how to offer them--and do it ethically.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Ethical Billing Practices   
Learn the statutory and ethics mandates controlling billing - and practical tips on how to comply with them.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Ten Commandments of Deposition Ethics   
Following these rules of ethics in conducting or defending depositions not only makes a lawyer a better advocate, it helps boost credibility and effectiveness in court.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Ethics of Attorneys Fees   
You still may want to honor that timeworn adage
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Litigating in the Press   
Many clients believe that litigating in the press is indispensable to the vigorous prosecution or defense of a case. Even the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that "in some circumstances, press comment is necessary to protect the rights of the clie
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
Conflicts   
Conflicts of interest are a litigator’s reality
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)
The Ethics of Criminal Defense   
Ethical dilemmas in criminal defense.
(Special Credit -- Legal Ethics)