In his Professional Responsibility column, Anthony E. Davis discusses New York County Lawyers' Association Formal Opinion 747, which discusses whether and when it may be appropriate for a corporation's attorney to offer representation to current or former corporate employees without violating the rules prohibiting in-person solicitation.
New Jersey Law Journal
A malpractice carrier need not indemnify a New Jersey law firm whose principal unwittingly omitted an associate's potential liability issues from the insurance application, a New Jersey appeals court said.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has reprimanded a municipal court judge for continuing to represent a local councilman and helping his daughter in private matters after being appointed to the bench in that councilman's town.
THOMAS B. SCHEFFEY
Connecticut Law Tribune
Legal malpractice defense lawyers have been working to keep the renowned plaintiffs personal injury firm of Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder from having to defend itself in a public courtroom before a judge or jury.
Andrew Keshner and Andrew Denney
New York Law Journal
A Second Department panel said that in determining the appropriate punishment for Natasha McDougall, the supervising court attorney for Brooklyn Family Court Supervising Judge Jeanette Ruiz, it took into account the "high regard" with which she is held and her "genuine remorse" for not reporting her shoplifting arrest when she was 16.
"Sherin Thawer submitted the fraudulently completed and forged Law Enforcement Certification forms for the purpose of obtaining the U-Visas for the aliens she represented," according to a recent federal indictment.