Legal writing does not immediately pop into mind when lawyers think of ethics requirements. However, much of legal work is done through the written word. Just as lawyers often violate ethics rules when communicating with clients, judges, and other lawyers, they also cross the line in their writing. These course materials look at the ethical pitfalls of legal writing and offer practical tips to navigate the risks.
Summary of Contents
- Selected Portion of Rules of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
- Division of Fees Between Discharged Counsel and Successor Counsel in Contingent Fee Cases
- Negative Online Reviews: Think Twice Before Posting Your Reply
- Conversation vs. Correspondence: The Ethics of Including
- Represented Parties in Email Communications
- Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. John M. Larason – Opinion (2004)