This Week in Legal Ethics

Week of October 16, 2017

Week of October 9, 2017

Week of October 2, 2017

Week of September 25, 2017

Week of September 18, 2017

Week of September 11, 2017

Week of September 4, 2017

Week of August 28, 2017

Week of August 21, 2017

Week of August 14, 2017

Week of August 7, 2017

Week of July 31, 2017

Week of July 17, 2017

Week of June 26, 2017

Week of June 19, 2017

Week of June 12, 2017

Week of June 5, 2017

Week of May 29, 2017

Week of May 22, 2017

Week of May 15, 2017

Week of May 8, 2017

Week of May 1, 2017

Week of April 17, 2017

Week of April 10, 2017

Week of April 3, 2017

Week of March 27, 2017

Week of March 20, 2017

Week of March 13, 2017

Week of March 6, 2017

Week of February 27, 2017

Week of February 20, 2017

  1. Presidents’ Day & Civility
  2. The Vermont Bar Exam
  3. Throwback Thursday – Tech Competence Edition
  4. Five for Friday #61

Week of January 30, 2017

  1. Tips for Choosing a Practice Management System
  2. Monday’s Answers to Friday’s Ethics Quiz

Week of January 23, 2017

  1. Affirmative Defenses and….Chickens?
  2. Monday’s Answers to Friday’s Ethics Quiz
  3. Clients: Ease Their Experience: tips on retaining clients.
  4. Was That Wrong?: Make sure your resume is accurate.
  5. The Five for Friday ethics quiz.

Week of January 9, 2017

  1. The LegalBoard: a keyboard designed specifically for lawyers.
  2. Answers to last week’s Five for Friday.
  3. CC & Reply-All: Things that make you go “hmmmm.”
  4. CC & Reply-All:  Is Bcc the Answer?
  5. Lawyer  received an unsolicited e-mail from someone seeking legal advice but whose interests are adverse to a current client’s interests.  What now? Part 3.
  6. Client Communication & Cool Hand Luke:  Set reasonable expectations up front in order to avoid failures in communication.
  7. This week’s Five for Friday ethics quiz.

Week of January 2, 2017

  1. Answers to last week’s ethics quiz.
  2. Lawyer received an unsolicited e-mail from someone seeking legal advice & whose interests are adverse to a current client’s interests.
    1. What now? Part 1.
    2. What now? Part 2.
  3. The Five for Friday trivia quiz.

Week of December 19, 2016

  1. Answers to last week’s ethics quiz
  2. ALF: Not what you think. Legal Ethics & Alternative Litigation Financing
  3. Throwback Thursday: PCB Decision 1: Are Self-Represented Lawyers Subject to the No Contact Rule?
  4. Five for Friday: Special Holiday Version

Week of December 12, 2016

  1. The latest scam: a post that I hope makes you think before clicking.
  2. Monday’s answers to last week’s Five for Friday ethics quiz
  3. Part IV in a series on using the rules to increase access to legal services: Financial Assistance to Clients
  4. With a bit of inspiration from Adam Sandler, Negative Online Review? More of What NOT to Do
  5. A great story on the power of pro bono: A Remarkable Experiment Taking Place in Los Angeles
  6. Five for Friday ethics quiz
  7. An update on limited licenses

Week of December 5, 2016

  1. Was That Wrong? – Defrauding Investors, Client Funds as Collateral
  2. The answers to last week’s Five for Friday ethics quiz
  3. Moneyball: Are Lawyers Required to Scout JudgesA post on the extent to which the availability of “big data” might impact a lawyer’s duty of competence.
  4. Increasing Access: Ghostwriting
  5. The Five for Friday Ethics Quiz

Week of November 28, 2016

  1. Monday’s Answers to last week’s ethicsquiz.
  2. Increasing Access to Legal Services: Part 1:It MUST be Ethical.
  3. A post alerting lawyers to the latest scam.
  4. Increasing Access to Legal Services: Part 2: Limited Licenses.
  5. This week’s Five for Friday quiz.
  6. Was That Wrong? – Defrauding Investors, Client Funds as Collateral

Week of November 21, 2016

  1. Answers to Week 49 Ethics Quiz
  2. A post on a proposed rule to make Harassment & Discrimination Unethical
  3. ESI: If it’s on your server, do you “have” it?
  4. Week 50 Ethics Quiz

Week of November 14, 2016

  1. Answers to last week’s trivia.
  2. A post about an advisory opinion on Social Media & Legal Ethics
  3. This week’s Five for Friday ethics trivia.

For the week of November 7, 2016

  1. Answers to last week’s ethics quiz.
  2. A post on an advisory ethics opinion on using web bugs in e-mail.
  3. Cloud Computing: what are reasonable precautions?
  4. The weekly ethics quiz.

Looking for something fun to do Saturday morning? Try to Run Your Can Off.  It’s a great event that combines charity, running, and being outside.  Don’t run?  You can walk!  All you need to do to receive  medal is finish 1 lap.  Each lap is only 1.25 miles.  You don’t even have to be there at 9.  You can show up anytime you want!

I plan to attend and run for a while. So, if you go, stick around the start for a few minutes until I come ambling thru.  Let me know who you are, and we’ll run a lap together.  Showing the community that lawyers care!

For the week of October 31, 2016:

  1. A post on cybersecurity insurance
  2. A post on how NOT to respond to a negative online review
  3. A story of a lawyer who should have read the previous post on how not to respond to a negative online review
  4. Ethics issues raised by a Utah case in which a woman sued herself for causing her husband’s death.
  5. The weekly ethics quiz
And for those of you in Chittenden County looking to dance away the week’s work, don’t forget that, Saturday night, The Remedy plays its last (public) gig of the year.  The Remedy is one of Vermont’s top bands and features Andrew Manitsky.  By day, Andrew practices in Burlington, sits on a hearing panel of the Professional Responsibility Board, and chairs the Vermont Bar Association’s Intellectual Property section (which means you better not try to steal one of the tunes he’s written)

Check out Andy & his band tomorrow night at Backstage! (At least check out The Remedy on Facebook:   https://http://www.facebook.com/remedyvt

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