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Issue 64 | July 2020


This newsletter includes information to help lawyers reduce the likelihood of being sued for malpractice. The material presented is not intended to establish, report, or create the standard of care for lawyers. The articles do not represent a complete analysis of the topics presented, and readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.
Ten Common Ethics Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

An article in the June 5, 2020 edition of the ABA Journal Weekly Newsletter listed 10 common ethics pitfalls and how to avoid them. The ABA asked legal ethics experts for the most pressing ethics traps they currently see for lawyers and some best practices to avoid them. The issues mentioned follow and we refer you to the article for the best practices and comments:

  1. Understanding technology and protecting client data
  2. Client neglect
  3. Fee shenanigans
  4. Creating an accidental client
  5. Potentially hostile witnesses in criminal practice
  6. Exaggerating credentials
  7. Managing negative reviews
  8. Big data and confidentiality
  9. Personal life affects professional life
  10. Lateral moves