With a shot-across-the-bow warning that "drinking and driving offenses almost always should and will result in disciplinary action," the Commission on Judicial Conduct in its annual report is cautioning judges to confront alcohol-related problems before they result in embarrassing or career-ending punishment.
A State Bar Court judge found Scott Bloch, former head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, lied about deleting files from federal government computers.
Social commentators of all stripes generally agree: there is no God in the public square, nor is there every likely to be any time soon. The only limit is law itself—statutes, cases and court decisions, now the predominant arbiter of "right" and "wrong" and only shared system of general ethics in the square, which consigns conventional moral values to an ever-swelling bin of relative choice.
The N.J. Supreme Court will have to resolve the knotty question of whether one of three managing partners violated ethics rules because a conflict slipped through the firm's informal screening system.
I saw an interesting ethics decision out of Kentucky the other day involving an attempt to buy silence in a grievance case. The case was called Kentucky Bar Association vs. Unnamed Attorney. (There are a lot of unnamed attorney cases in Kentucky. This one was Dec. 19, 2013. You can find it on the Google.)
A former Bristol lawyer who allegedly stole more than one millions dollars from an elderly woman who he represented in an estate case is now facing 29 felony larceny charges.
Self-styled radical defense lawyer Stanley L. Cohen of New York City will lose his law license and spend time in prison after pleading guilty Monday to charges he violated federal tax law by operating a cash law business.
A California attorney serving prison time for attempting to extort money from the lawyer representing a rabbi in an immigration visa fraud investigation has failed to convince a federal appeals court to reverse his conviction.
The Florida Bar files formal ethics charges against Coral Gables attorney Maria Elena Perez for her role in the NCAA investigation of the University of Miami.
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