Professional Liability Blog

Reminder of Attorneys’ Ethical Obligations When Practicing Remotely

By Edward S. Cheng on April 24, 2020
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The Pennsylvania Bar Association recently issued an Opinion that gives some reminders of our ethical obligations as attorneys as we... Read More »

Departure is Such Sweet Sorrow: Leaving Your Law Firm

By Edward S. Cheng on November 7, 2019
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You may have just been invited to leave your current firm to join a prestigious big firm. Or maybe you... Read More »

Bankruptcy Court Weighs in on Conflicts of Interest in Business Transactions

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A recent decision of the U.S. Bankruptcy for the District of Massachusetts in the adversary proceeding Cruikshank v. Dixon, in... Read More »

Keep Calm and Carry On – What to Do With a Letter From Bar Counsel

By Edward S. Cheng on October 31, 2018
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Keep Calm and Carry On – What to Do With a Letter From Bar Counsel Monday morning just got worse.  You... Read More »

Supreme Judicial Court limits use of in pari delicto defense

By Edward S. Cheng on October 11, 2018
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In the recent case of Merrimack College v. KPMG, LLP (SJC-12434), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court cut back on the... Read More »

The Attorney – Client Relationship 101: Helpful Reminders Before, During and After Representation

By Jessica Gray Kelly on September 24, 2018
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The existence, terms, and scope of an attorney-client relationship are generally straightforward and understood between the parties.  There are times,... Read More »

How to Withdraw from Representation Ethically in Mass

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