New Jersey Law Journal
A panel of federal judges from across the United States will review the dismissal of misconduct allegations against Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
C. Evan Stewart writes: For almost 25 years, I have been writing about the eroding status of the attorney-client privilege. Practitioners, legal academics, and judges seem either not to understand the privilege, or believe that the purposes it serves are overstated or not important. One recent case—which purports to strengthen the privilege—further documents this disheartening state of affairs.
The First Department accepted the resignation of real estate attorney Bernard Weintraub, who "without his clients' consent...'borrowed' $600,000 'to meet certain obligations in the face of the economic downturn and [his] consequent inability to borrow the money from regular institutional sources.'"
Frmer Fifth Circuit Chief said she never said some races are more prone to crime. "I have never felt, much less stated, that some groups are prone or predisposed toward crime," Edith Jones said according to the order.
"My clients disputed it from day one. That should have been examined," said Houston solo William Robertson, who represents 15 relatives embroiled in a probate dispute.
Nearly everyone who develops legal business plans think improving access to justice would require technological innovation. How they plan to accomplish that is another question entirely.
The Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas decided on Oct. 15 to reconsider Opinion No. 642.
After ethics authorities were sharply divided on how to handle the matter, the New Jersey Supreme Court has punished a lawyer who became romantically involved with a client, then quietly withdrew from her case—though the discipline was lightened.
Some time ago I was cleaning out a desk and found a copy of the old (and now illegal) minimum fee schedule.
It may come as a surprise, but a handful of Connecticut attorneys who have been suspended from the practice of law and even incarcerated for financial crimes have continued to advise clients from behind the scenes.