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Senate Bill 42 proposes to add section 6090.8 to the Business and Professions Code

As proposed on December 5, 2022, Senate Bill 42 proposes to add section 6090.8 to the Business and Professions Code, to read:   A licensee of the State Bar who knows that another licensee has engaged in professional misconduct that raises a substantial question as to that licensee’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as an attorney… Read more »

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Comprehensive look at recently approved Rules of Professional Conduct, rule 8.4.1

Check out my latest article which takes a comprehensive look at recently approved Rules of Professional Conduct, rule 8.4.1, which governs a California attorney’s duties regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation: https://calawyers.org/publications/solo-and-small-firm/the-practitioner-volume-28-issue-1-spring-2022-mcle-self-study-article-rule-8-4-1-prohibited-discrimination-harassment-and-retaliation-purpose-scope-and-application/  

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How to Defend Against Your Ethics Violation

If someone is alleging that a lawyer has committed an ethics violation, it is essential to take the allegation seriously and consult with an experienced State Bar complaint defense lawyer. An ethics violation can be grounds for termination of employment, so it is important to understand the allegations and to put forth the strongest possible… Read more »

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Ensure You Are Protected To Do Your Job

As a lawyer, you know, first-hand, how important it is to fully understand your ethical obligations and duties so that you have the right protection when you are practicing your profession. The last thing you want is to be caught off-guard and without the proper coverage. Here are a few things to keep in mind… Read more »

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How Your Firm Can Stay Ethically Safe

Legal ethics and professional responsibility can be a trap for even the most prudent and cautious attorneys. There are several common ethical problems in the practice of law that attorneys routinely face. Awareness can prevent difficulties with the State Bar. If you face challenges, contact Legal Ethics 911 to help guide you through the nuances… Read more »

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Attorney’s Failure to Communicate

What is it? All attorneys have a legal obligation to perform in a professional, ethical manner and any violation of these duties are grounds for enforcement as well as possible discipline by the State Bar. As an attorney, you are required to provide all clients with reasonable updates regarding their cases as they become available,… Read more »

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