If, like me, you've had enough drama and discord from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to last a lifetime, the prospect of three open seats on the court is probably a source of both hope and concern. With so much change coming to the court, and with it likely to be far and away the most expensive judicial race Pennsylvania has ever seen, it's really in everyone's best interest if bar associations and lawyers explain what we should be looking for from our future justices.
New Jersey Law Journal
A pre-suit letter to a client demanding unpaid legal fees creates a conflict of interest just as filing the suit itself would, New Jersey ethics authorities have said in extending a 2011 ruling by the state Supreme Court—and issuing a reprimand to a lawyer who sent such a letter in what was deemed an ongoing representation.
Despite an attorney's 2012 disbarment in New Jersey, the Second Department refused the same punishment in New York, saying Robert DePalma's "profound remorse" and "full acceptance of responsibility" were among the reasons why reciprocal disbarment for a single incident was not appropriate.