Ethics

Carefully Guard the Confidentiality of Privileged Communications

A recent decision from the Pennsylvania Superior Court serves as a reminder that lawyers and clients must guard carefully the confidentiality of privileged communications.

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Civil Litigation, Ethics, Young Attorneys|Tags: |0 Comments

The Ethical Danger of the Microsoft/LinkedIn Merger

A review of the recent news articles announcing the acquisition reveals that a key motivating factor in Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn was access to LinkedIn’s data.

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Ethics|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Ethical Danger of the Microsoft/LinkedIn Merger

Electronic Registration now Mandatory for Pennsylvania Attorneys

Every attorney admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania will be required to electronically file their annual registration form beginning with the 2016-2017 assessment year.

By | April 19th, 2016|Categories: Ethics, Judicial Administration|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Electronic Registration now Mandatory for Pennsylvania Attorneys

Supreme Court Amends Rule on Reimbursement of Counsel Fees Incurred by Judicial Officers

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has announced new standards and procedures for determining whether a judge may be reimbursed for attorney’s fees incurred in connection with a criminal or disciplinary matter.

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Ethics, Judicial Administration|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Amends Rule on Reimbursement of Counsel Fees Incurred by Judicial Officers

District Attorney’s Office not Disqualified by Public Defender-Turned ADA’s Prior Representation of Criminal Defendant

An assistant district attorney’s prior representation of a criminal defendant did not warrant disqualification of the entire district attorney’s office, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in Com. v. Ford.

By | September 28th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Law, Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on District Attorney’s Office not Disqualified by Public Defender-Turned ADA’s Prior Representation of Criminal Defendant

Paul Troy On 5 Malpractice Risks You Shouldn’t Overlook

Here are five malpractice risks that are often overlooked by law firms, as well as tips on how to avoid them, from guest writer Paul C. Troy.

By | May 12th, 2015|Categories: Ethics|Tags: , , |1 Comment