Marlisse Silver Sweeney
The American Lawyer
A new Canadian Bar Association study offers a wide-ranging outline for change in the legal profession. The most controversial of its 22 recommendations is one that has been anathema in the United States.
Three generations of a Georgia family that had invested their life savings with an Atlanta investment broker and former sports agent have won a $3.9 million arbitration award from the Marietta brokerage firm that held the license under which he operated.
The recommendations put forward by the Canadian Bar Association in its report, "Futures: Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada," include wide-ranging changes at law schools and law firms.
The Delaware Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded Alex J. Brown, the attorney for embattled insurance executive Jeffrey Cohen, after he filed litigation in Maryland in violation of a seizure and injunction order barring additional lawsuits in the case.
The resignation of Justice Seamus McCaffery, while a source of relief for many in the Pennsylvania legal community, doesn't mean our judicial troubles are over. Not by a long shot. If anything, the McCaffery mess exposed a lot of problems with our courts and our suspect judicial-conduct system.
The Second Department has disbarred Steven E. Goldstein of the Bronx, unmoved by his unsupported mitigation arguments that a close friend's sudden death in Goldstein's living room triggered mental issues, alcohol abuse and his misbehavior.