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Tag Archives: Rules of Professional Conduct

ON ETHICS: Backdating scheme fells law firm

The now-defunct New York firm of Dewey & LeBouef collapsed for many reasons. One of those, it is clear now, was that the now-former partners ignored their responsibilities to the firm and to each other.

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Making time for pro bono

The Rules of Professional Conduct don’t require pro bono service, but they strongly recommend it. Fifty hours per year, to be exact.

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Dangers lurk around ghost blogging

Blogging can be a cost-effective means of marketing, but when the writing is done by someone other than a lawyer, firms put themselves at risk of potential ethics violations.

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ABA proposes change in firm ownership rules

The American Bar Association’s Ethics 20/20 Commission has proposed changing the Rules of Professional Conduct to permit other service professionals, such as accountants, social workers and public relations professionals, to partner with attorneys to own up to 25 percent of a law firm.

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Conduct rules questioned

Madison attorney John Nicholas Schweitzer wants his peers to charge less in some instances and accept new fees in others, but he’ll have to get through the state Supreme Court first.

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