Professional Liability Blog

How to Withdraw from Representation Ethically in Mass

The saying goes, “Getting married is easy, getting divorced is complicated.” A similar sentiment applies once a lawyer has entered... Read More »

Stormy and the lawyers: Ethics 101

By Thomas F. Maffei on April 16, 2018

The Stormy Daniels-Donald Trump story has political pundits abuzz with charges and countercharges. Who is telling the truth? Is Daniels... Read More »

Who Can You Talk to Confidentially About a Client Dispute?

By Christopher R. Blazejewski on March 8, 2018

A dispute has arisen between you and a client. You are not exactly sure how to handle the situation, so... Read More »

Corporate Counsel And Duties Beyond The Client published on

Representing closely-held entities can present a challenging array of ethical dilemmas for in-house or outside counsel, especially with regard to... Read More »

Why Mediation Works (99% of the Time)

By Thomas F. Maffei on December 7, 2016

As a mediator, I am not surprised by how much effort lawyers devote to picking the “right” mediator, even though... Read More »

Lawyers in the United States Should Pay Attention to the Panama Papers

By on April 6, 2016

The Panamanian law firm that was the source of the “Panama Papers” says it was hacked, exposing its clients’ personal... Read More »

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Violating Attorney Advertising Rules? Depends.

By Sherin and Lodgen on January 22, 2016

The vast majority of lawyers have a LinkedIn page. Or if they don't, their marketing department will make them create... Read More »

Rhode Island Legal Malpractice Decision Offers Guidance to Trust and Estate Attorneys

By Christopher R. Blazejewski on January 21, 2016

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently issued a significant decision providing clearer guidance on the duties owed by trust and... Read More »

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