More than 2,900 complaints are filed against Louisiana lawyers each year. Many of these complaints are caused by simple mistakes and innocent misunderstandings about what the rules of conduct require. If you are like most lawyers, questions such as these are troubling:
For straightforward answers to these and other real-life questions, get Louisiana Legal Ethics: Standards & Commentary (2018), an up-to-date compendium of Louisiana legal ethics rules, useful citations, and indispensable practical advice.
- Old files. When may I shred them?
- I want to leave my firm. What are the ethical considerations?
- What terms do I need to make the arbitration clause in my engagement agreement enforceable?
- How can I use social media to enhance my professional reputation rather than ruin it?
- What 10 things should I do to avoid getting an envelope with the return address: “Office of Disciplinary Counsel”?
- What are the 8 keys to an ethically-compliant law firm website?
Contents of Louisiana Legal Ethics: Standards and Commentary (2018)
- The Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct, with annotations on the history and adoption of each rule, ABA comments to the corresponding model rule, and critical Louisiana case law updated through December 2017.
- A quick reference to what's new in the standards of conduct governing Louisiana lawyers: "2017 Louisiana Legal Ethics Year in Review."
- Selected “professionalism” codes and materials.
- Answers to frequently asked legal ethics questions.
- Model engagement agreements.
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