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In case you didn’t know, learning confidential information that is adverse to your current client will disqualify you

According to Flatt v Superior Court (1994) 9 C4th 275, 36 CR2d 537, an attorney obtaining confidential information from a potential new client can disqualify him or her from continuing to represent an existing client, even if the attorney decides not to accept representation of the new client.

Weaver v Superior Court effect upon the litigation

As determined by Weaver v Superior Court (1979) 95 CA3d 166, 156 CR 745, an attorney owes no duty to adverse parties to conduct a reasonable investigation of the facts and law before filing a complaint against them. Likewise, counsel cannot be liable to adverse parties for malpractice under a negligence theory if the suit proves to … Continue reading

Technology and Ethics: Online Marketing and Networking

We hear it daily: The Internet offers countless ways for lawyers to showcase their expertise, communicate the integral part they play in every aspect of life, and truly to connect with colleagues and potential clients. Search, social media, content publishing, open discussion forums . . . each is an opportunity to grow your reputation and … Continue reading

Step-by-Step Guide to Building Effective Mentoring Relationships

Step 1: Do not limit your potential mentor pool to successful partners and senior attorneys. There is nothing wrong with these types of mentors, but there are not enough of them to mentor everyone. Therefore, you should consider every professional relationship as a potential mentoring relationship. Lawyers and staff members at all levels can be … Continue reading

Crafting winning arguments: tips from a litigator

The sheer volume of litigation facing the courts today necessitates that lawyers provide well-prepared arguments that can be understood quickly and then confidently ruled upon by the court. Crafting complete, clear and concise written arguments is particularly vital, as more cases than ever, in both trial and appellate courts, are decided without oral argument. Litigator … Continue reading

Find the right advocate for YOU

Where to look? First good source are your friends and relatives whom they personally have used or highly recommend. Next, turn to the Internet. Look to reputable firms that have been in the news or find information of an attorney whom your favorite artist or celebrity retained. Also, there are several attorney directories you can … Continue reading

Paralegal Ranked Better Job than a Lawyer

A paralegal job outranks lawyer in a new rating of 200 jobs by a career website. The job of paralegal assistant is in 13th place, while the job of attorney is in 82nd place on the list by CareerCast.com. The ranking is based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, outlook and stress. Stenographer/court … Continue reading

LSAT Would Be Optional if Proposed Accreditation Change is Adopted

Would-be law students may not have to go through the ordeal of the Law School Admission Test if a proposal by an ABA committee is adopted. Currently, accreditation rules require law schools to ask applicants for results of a “valid and reliable admission test,” the National Law Journal reports. But that may change, says Santa … Continue reading

NO DWI/DUI While Riding Your Animal!

Two men were arrested for riding animals while drunk. One guy was on a mule, the other was on a horse. But when they got to the police station, the county attorney determined that the animals did not fall within the definition of “a device in, on or by which a person or property is, … Continue reading

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