Daniel J. Siegel
The Legal Intelligencer
When discussing social media and e-discovery with clients, including lawyer clients, or during CLE programs, I invariably see a true dichotomy. There are many lawyers who recognize that they must adapt to and deal with social media and electronically stored information, as they have with so many other changes in the practice over time.
The state Supreme Court on Friday named a former DeKalb County Superior Court judge to preside over the State Bar of Georgia's ethics complaint against the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.
Former judge Etta Mullin of Dallas appealed a judicial disciplinary sanction. New allegations came out in her trial de novo, including a claim that she once asked a bailiff handcuff an eight-months-pregnant prosecutor into her chair.
A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has levied a $317,000 sanction against a law firm and two of its partners in a matrimonial case, saying they made "misrepresentations and knowingly false statements to the court."
Want to know what you can do to be invited to join the ultraprestigious American College of Trial Lawyers? The answer, according to the group's president: not much. "'Campaigning' for membership is discouraged and counterproductive." So who gets in, and why?
"She ordered me taken hostage for my client failing to comply to what she wanted done. I don't know that any judge has the power to jail a client's lawyer until the client does what they want them to do," said Dan Sheehan.