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Florida Bar will file petition with Florida Supreme Court with revisions to Rule 4-5.8 to clarify which clients must be notified of lawyer’s departure

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the proposed additions to the Comment to Florida Bar Rule 4-5.8, which addresses the issue of what firm clients must be notified of a lawyer’s departure from the law firm.  The BOG approved the rule amendments and the Bar will file an Omnibus Rules Petition Read More

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Florida Bar’s Board of Governors gives final approval to significant revisions to Comment to Bar Rule 4-5.8 regarding lawyers leaving law firms

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent decision of The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors of to approve language to be added to the comment to Florida Bar Rule 4-5.8 related to lawyers leaving law firms. An article in The Florida Bar News discusses the proposed revision and is Read More

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Indiana Supreme Court imposes reprimand on lawyer for, inter alia, making agreement limiting ability of associate to notify clients of departure

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Indiana Supreme Court disciplinary opinion which imposed a public reprimand on a lawyer for, inter alia, making an associate sign and trying to enforce a separation agreement that limited the ability of associates to notify clients of their departure. The opinion Read More

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The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors considers revisions to confidentiality, trust account and fee rules and include definitions of retainers, flat fees, and advance fees

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Notice of the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors of its intent to consider changes to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. The Notice is in the February 15, 2014 Florida Bar News and is on the Bar’s website here: http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/JN/jnnews01.nsf/8c9f13012b96736985256aa900624829/d77053b5698a70ef85257c7b004b3384!OpenDocument The most Read More

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Philadelphia ethics opinion states that former firm is permitted to review incoming e-mails of departed lawyer and must hold disputed funds in trust

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Philadelphia Bar Association Ethics Opinion which states that a law firm can review incoming e-mails of former partner and is not required to program the e-mails to just be returned to senders and must also hold fee retainer funds which are disputed Read More

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