A Fulton County judge has ordered the estate of deceased attorney Charles Mathis Jr. to pay a former client $165,000 that the client had allowed Mathis to hold onto for a purported investment that never materialized.
Virginia just joined Florida by adopting a rule that makes it an ethical violation for lawyers to grab firm files on their way out the door. Maybe we should do the same thing. It would save a lot of time and effort for everyone involved.
The chair of the Judicial Conduct Board has been relieved of some of her duties as a magisterial district judge in Lancaster County due to an ongoing criminal investigation that appears to center around her handling of three traffic citations.
In his Professional Responsibility column, Anthony E. Davis discusses some of the more noteworthy amendments, including new comments addressing lateral attorney movement and updated rules and comments addressing modern technology. Although many of the changes are a helpful step forward, he writes, some of the amendments may only serve to complicate and confuse attorneys' and law firms' efforts to comply with the rules.