Samuel C. Stretton
The Legal Intelligencer
I am representing a client in a very difficult matter against a major corporation. A very decent settlement proposal has been made, which I want to recommend to the client, but it requires me to agree not to handle any more of these cases. Can I agree to that?
Greetings from the private sector. Many of you knew me from the 11 years I spent in the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel. I became the head of the office in July 2013 and retired as of Feb. 1. I am now back to being just another lawyer, staffing the New Haven office of Geraghty & Bonnano.
The federal judiciary is rarely accused of being too transparent. But a petition before the U.S. Supreme Court argues that federal courts routinely violate the privacy of indigent plaintiffs by making their personal information public.
In his Professional Responsibility column, Anthony E. Davis discusses New York County Lawyers' Association Formal Opinion 747, which discusses whether and when it may be appropriate for a corporation's attorney to offer representation to current or former corporate employees without violating the rules prohibiting in-person solicitation.
New Jersey Law Journal
A malpractice carrier need not indemnify a New Jersey law firm whose principal unwittingly omitted an associate's potential liability issues from the insurance application, a New Jersey appeals court said.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has reprimanded a municipal court judge for continuing to represent a local councilman and helping his daughter in private matters after being appointed to the bench in that councilman's town.