California State Bar Discipline Report for 2020

California State Bar Discipline Report for 2020

COVID-19 affected all of us during 2020, including lawyers. The California State Bar continued its mission of protecting the public from misconduct that occurs by lawyers. The Annual Discipline Report for 2020 highlights that while the pandemic certainly presented...
The Duty of Tech Competence in the Age of COVID-19

The Duty of Tech Competence in the Age of COVID-19

© 2020 Published in GPSolo Magazine Vol. 37, No. 6, COVID-19 and the Law, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored...
Attorney Ethical Violations: Will the Bar Think You’re Guilty If You Hire an Attorney?

Attorney Ethical Violations: Will the Bar Think You’re Guilty If You Hire an Attorney?

You received a letter informing you that a California attorney complaint was filed against you by a previous or current client, judge, or even another attorney. You recognize that the matter is serious. Since you want to do everything you can to protect your ability...
Social Media, Judges, and Lawyers

Social Media, Judges, and Lawyers

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on June 5, 2013. Judges are on social media, making their online profiles prime targets for lawyers looking to know more about the triers of fact. Lawyers must be careful, though, not to...