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Attorney Malpractice Ethics

ALERT: New York Appellate Court Recognizes In-Firm Privilege

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

July 7, 2016 David P. Atkins On June 30, 2016, the New York State Appellate Division for the First Department (Manhattan) issued a significant decision on the scope of the so-called in-firm attorney-client privilege....more

California Law Revision Commission Mulls Recommending Exception To Mediation Privilege

by Allen Matkins on

In This Evidentiary Privilege May Stop At The Border, I noted that Section 1119 of the California Evidence Code establishes a broad mediation privilege...more

Whoops - Legal Malpractice Prevention - Enforcing ADR Provisions in Fee Agreements

by Dentons on

Attorneys and law practices have been experimenting with strategies to collect unpaid client fees while limiting the risk of malpractice claims. One approach involves the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)...more

Clear as mud? Understanding your ethical duties as a “dirt” lawyer

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

1. Do you “reply to all” on emails? Should you? With the ease of email communications, thought needs to be given before you respond to an email and hit “reply to all.” With traditional correspondence by mail to opposing...more

Is Honesty Always the Best Policy? Illinois Appellate Court Holds Attorney’s Ethical Obligations Trump Professional Liability...

by Cozen O'Connor on

In a case of first impression, the Illinois Appellate Court considered whether a professional liability insurer can deny a defense to its insured, an attorney who admits he erred in providing legal services. Ill. State Bar...more

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