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Florida Supreme Court increases referee’s recommended sanction of lawyer from 6 month suspension to 3 year suspension

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Florida Supreme Court opinion suspending a lawyer for 3 years after the referee recommended a 6 month suspension. The opinion is: The Florida Bar v. David Leonard Ross, No. SC11-1106 (May 29, 2014) and the opinion is here: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2014/sc11-1106.pdf According to Read More

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Florida Supreme Court suspends lawyer for 2 years for “appalling and unprofessional behavior” including “screaming at judges and opposing counsel”

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Supreme Court of Florida disciplinary opinion which increased a referee’s recommended suspension from 90 days to 2 years for “appalling and unprofessional behavior” including, inter alia, “screaming at judges and opposing counsel, and personally attacking opposing counsel by disparaging him and Read More

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Florida Supreme Court increases referee’s recommended discipline for multiple Bar Rule violations from 91 day suspension to disbarment

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent opinion of the Supreme Court of Florida increasing the referee’s recommended discipline from a 91 day suspension to disbarment.  The opinion is The Florida Bar v. Swann, SC11-836 (June 20, 2013).  The opinion is attached and is also here: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2013/sc11-836.pdf.  According to the Read More

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Florida Supreme Court increases referee’s recommended discipline for multiple Bar Rule violations from 91 day suspension to disbarment

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent opinion of the Supreme Court of Florida increasing the referee’s recommended discipline from a 91 day suspension to disbarment.  The opinion is The Florida Bar v. Swann, SC11-836 (June 20, 2013).  The opinion is attached and is also here: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2013/sc11-836.pdf.  According to the Read More

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Supreme Court of Florida issues opinion implementing Code for Resolving Professionalism Complaints

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent opinion of the Supreme Court of Florida implementing a Code for Resolving Professionalism Complaints.  The Florida Supreme Court’s opinion is In re: Code for Resolving Professionalism Complaints, No. SC13-688 (June 6, 2013) and is online at: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2013/sc13-688.pdf.  The new Code is Read More

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Florida Supreme Court suspends Winters and Yonker for misconduct in leaving Mulholland law firm, including theft for removal of Mulholland firm’s client files

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent disciplinary opinion of the Supreme Court of Florida suspending Florida lawyer William Winters from practice for 91 days and Mark Yonker for 60 days.  The consolidated case is The Florida Bar vs. William Henry Winters and Marc Edward Yonkers, Case SC10-1333 Read More

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Update: Florida Bar’s Board of Governors directs Professional Ethics Committee to prepare opinion on cloud computing

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will provide an update on the status of the potential ethics advisory opinion on cloud computing and the recent decision of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar (BOG) to direct Professional Ethics Committee (PEC) to prepare an ethics opinion on protecting client confidences when lawyers Read More

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