Louisiana Legal Ethics Newsletter: September 2018

September 2018 Newsletter

ABA Streamlines Lawyer Advertising Rules

On August 6, 2018, the ABA House of Delegates amended the lawyer-advertising provisions of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The amendments modernize model rules that have been in place for decades. Will Louisiana follow suit?

Creative Litigation Financing: Is it Ethical?

The Wall Street Journal has called litigation financing the “new hot law job.” Others have extolled its virtues, including that litigation financing promotes access to justice, allows lawyers to better manage risk, and reduces the cost of litigation. But are these arrangements ethical?

Arizona Becomes Sixth State to Reject ABA’s Model Anti-Discrimination Rule

What is this model rule? Why is it so controversial? Will Louisiana adopt it?

There's Just Something About Mary

This lawyer was suspended for breaking into his ex-girlfriend's garage at night and planting a GPS tracking device and audio recorder in her car to find out who she was dating. Bizarre conduct indeed.

Foot-Dragging Fatal to Motions to Disqualify Counsel

Two cases decided in late August 2018 serve to emphasize that disqualification of opposing counsel, when appropriate, must be sought expeditiously or else it will be waived.

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.
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