Professional Liability Blog

Tag: Rules of Professional Conduct

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

04/06/2016   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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Is Your LinkedIn Profile Violating Attorney Advertising Rules? Depends.

01/22/2016   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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Get Ready for New Technology Rules in the Revised MA Rules of Professional Conduct

06/24/2015   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

It would be a nightmare for any lawyer to find that someone had hacked into their firm’s computer network and... Read More »

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How to Avoid a Fee Dispute with Your Client

03/09/2015   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Fee disputes with clients are a litigation hotbed as well as a significant source of complaints to the Board of... Read More »

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Lawyer’s Lessons: Doing the Right Thing Pays Off…Eventually!

01/13/2015   |   BY Thomas F. Maffei

A recent summary decision by the Appeals Court tells a remarkable story of a good lawyer who made a mistake,... Read More »

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Law Firm Liability for Attorney and Employee Ethics: Will Changes Be Necessary?

12/01/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

On July 1, 2013, the Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct proposed changes to Rules 5.1 and... Read More »

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Don’t Be Like That Guy: First Circuit Says Enough is Enough and Upholds Pulled Pro Hac

11/24/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has put out-of-town-lawyers with a taste for deposition shenanigans on notice by upholding the... Read More »

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Social Media and Spoliation – Can A Client Delete Her Facebook Posts?

09/29/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Jurors, litigants, and their attorneys are increasingly savvy about social media.  At the same time, it seems that many people... Read More »

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Social Media Ethical Guidelines: What Lawyers Need to Know

06/18/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Don’t let your online activities land you on the bar discipline docket. The New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal... Read More »

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Ten Carat Engagement Letters

10/07/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.”  -Mae West Engagement rings... Read More »

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Seize the Day – Diligence as the Hallmark of Good Ethics

09/12/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

In the 1989 film Dead Poets Society, an idealistic high school teacher gives his students these words to live by:... Read More »