A Manhattan-based appeals court has accepted the resignation of a lawyer who faced nearly 30 charges of professional misconduct, including making false statements to a tribunal. The lawyer also admitted to making threats to opposing counsel, the court said.
Josh J.T. Byrne
The Legal Intelligencer
There is obvious overlap between legal malpractice and misconduct under the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. However, there are important distinctions. The most important distinction is a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct may not be the basis of a legal malpractice claim against an attorney, but failure to provide competent representation can be the basis for disciplinary action.
Dara Kam, News Service of Florida
Daily Business Review
A Jacksonville judge accused of using epithets to refer to a female staff attorney and saying that blacks should "go back to Africa" could face sanctions after an investigation by a panel that polices judicial conduct.