Check out my latest post at Lawyerist.com on how lawyers suffering from disabilities, particularly depression, seek the assistance of the Americans with Disabilities Act in trying to escape liability for ethical violations. It typically does not work, but it’s an attractive argument and one that bears analysis on the ins and outs of a landmark piece of legislation on an epidemic facing attorneys.
I recently posted on Attorney at Work about the latest threat to client confidentiality — the specter of random trust account audits by California ethics regulators. Read the original post here.
The State Bar of California recently admitted to practice an attorney who has lived in the state for many years as an undocumented alien. Interesting interplay between immigration law and legal ethics — check out my post at Attorney At Work for more.
My new monthly column On Balance at Attorney At Work focuses on emerging issues in law practice and their ethical ramifications. My inaugural issue is on cloud computing, the NSA and how the UK is viewing us right now. Check it out!
In addition to my new monthly column at Attorney At Work, called On Balance, I was recently honored to contribute to a new ebook released there called New Math New Money. It is full of great articles, so read it all, and be sure to see my contributions in the What Do The Experts Think? feature and my article The Virtual Law Practice: Look Before You Leap.
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Check out my latest post at Lawyerist. I explain why we all should have formal document destruction policies, how to write your own, and even provide a sample.
It’s a hot topic these days to critique ethics regulators and their attempts to keep pace with rapidly changing technology. Most of the commentary focuses on how the regulators need to step up their game, but I have a different take on it. I think regulators should not attempt to keep up with Apple, Microsoft, and Google. Read my recent post at Lawyerist.com for my take on this timely topic.