Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: Communicating With Clients   
Every lawyer is a communicator of some sort, and the key to success is good communication with the client
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Can California lawyers ethically light up?   
Election Day 2016 added yet another tourist attraction to the already overpopulated Golden State: marijuana. For California lawyers, who have a duty to "support the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this state," there is more to the s
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Other People’s Money   
What are the ethics rules when a third party is paying the client’s legal fees?
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Be civil, for clients' sake   
In the middle of several heavily contested political campaigns, it is easy to find barbs directed from one political candidate toward another. Yet, it is not uncommon to see similar conduct among members of the bar.
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Walking the thin zealous, ethical advocacy line   
Although there are fine ethical lines between the competing responsibilities of zealous advocacy and dishonesty — fortunately, the State Bar's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct provides guidance.
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High court weighs new prosecutor rules   
The State Bar Board of Trustee's recently adopted the two of the California Rules Revision Commission's proposed amended California Rules of Professional Conduct.
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Fee Disgorgement   
Attorneys who fail to disclose conflicts to clients may lose their right to collect fees—and may have repay fees already collected
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Can an attorney be in two places at once?   
The California lawyer who seeks to represent clients in another jurisdiction must thoroughly research the law in that jurisdiction to determine if the lawyer’s actions are permissible there.
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Comment on proposed rule revisions before time is up   
The State Bar released the Second Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct's draft rules for public comment, with the comment period expiring on September 27.
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Privacy or privilege: a clash of compelling interests   
Lawyers are entrusted with a great deal of private information about people who are not our clients. Are we obliged to exercise discretion with respect to non-clients' sensitive information?
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Perils of attorney social media use keep widening   
Social media can be a great resource for investigating parties and witnesses, forging a brand and promoting a practice. However, great care must be used to assure communications comply with the attorney's ethical obligations in every respect.
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Tips for avoiding a State Bar complaint   
Because most lawyers would prefer to visit bars to sip cocktails and not defend against client complaints, there are steps lawyers can take to avoid being subject to a State Bar complaint.
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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
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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.
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The life cycle of a State Bar complaint   
Chances are you didn't learn very much about California's disciplinary process when you were in law school. Here's your chance.
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Mandatory Attorney Fee Arbitrations   
The Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act governs disputes between attorneys and clients about legal fees
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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.
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Ending the Client Relationship (Part 2)   
More on the specific ethics rules that attorneys must follow when ending a client relationship.
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Ending the Client Relationship (Part 1)   
Attorneys who want to end a client relationship must follow a series of specific ethics rules.
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Law Firms & In-House Privilege   
A recent decision sheds light on the in-house attorney-client privilege for law firms
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Ethics and the Internet   
The duty of candor follows a lawyer all the way from the office to the courtroom, and even to cyberspace.
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Can We Talk?   
Vexing attorney-client privilege issues arise when lawyers seek legal or ethical advice from their own law firm’s general counsel.
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The Dangerous Client   
Lawyers who are concerned that a client may be dangerous face several ethical dilemmas about disclosing the threat.
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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.
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The Teeth Behind Civility   
Politeness and civility are keys to persuasion—and for attorneys they’re written into California’s statutes, to boot.
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Social Media and Attorney Advertising   
Although there are rules governing advertising by attorneys, they don't trump the First Amendment.
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What Are "Friends" For?   
Although Facebook and Twitter have become mainstream in the legal community, they still entail troublesome ethical issues.
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