Louisiana Legal Ethics Monthly Newsletter: February 2018

February 2018 Newsletter

LSBA Revises Code of Professionalism

At its midyear meeting on January 20, 2018, the Louisiana State Bar Association approved revisions to the LSBA Code of Professionalism. Were these amendments—the first to the professionalism code since 1992—a worthwhile undertaking? Here's one view.....

Even Absent Conflicts, Joint Representation Presents Perils Worthy of Disclosure

While the “type of explanations required in any particular joint representation will depend upon the nature of the matter and the characteristics of the joint clients,” here are some disclosures that are generally appropriate at the outset of any joint representation.

New 2018 Edition of Louisiana Legal Ethics Book

Louisiana Legal Ethics: Standards & Commentary (2018). The new edition of our ethics book in paperback and Kindle editions. What's inside? The Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct with detailed annotations; selected “professionalism” codes; answers to frequently asked legal ethics questions; and, more.

Does "Debt Counseling" Involve the Unauthorized Practice of Law?

Brokering settlements with third-party creditors, drafting terms agreements, and counseling customers on their legal obligations to creditors sure sounds like the "practice of law." Is it?

This Month in Discipline

Who was reprimanded, suspended, and disbarred last month? You can wait for the next LSBA Bar Journal. Or, you can see right now: This Month in Louisiana Lawyer Discipline.
Copyright © 2018 Louisiana Legal Ethics, All rights reserved. A free, monthly newsletter by Prof. Dane S. Ciolino of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law covering recent developments in legal ethics for Louisiana lawyers.
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