May 20, 2015 – Do you use a computer, tablet, or mobile device to process, transmit, store, or access client information over the Internet? If yes, welcome to the world of cloud computing. A new ethics opinion provides guidance on what lawyer’s must do to ensure their cloud-computing activities are ethically sound.
Recent cases have led attorneys and courts to focus on obstreperous conduct during the discovery process. This article identifies the intersection between the discovery rules and the rules of professional responsibility and then focuses specifically on how professional responsibility applies to the deposition process – from noticing the deposition, to preparing the witness, to taking and defending the deposition, to post-deposition practices.
Dec. 17, 2014 – This month’s Ethical Dilemmas question offers guidance the types of solicitation activities prohibited as “real-time electronic contact.” While there is not year a clear answer, Wisconsin lawyers relying on guidance from other jurisdictions may assume that email and text messages, when otherwise in compliance with the Rules, are not prohibited methods of solicitation.
Dec. 3, 2014 – Wisconsin lawyers who are considering participating in an Internet-based lead generation service must comply with ethics rules on advertising. In this article, Assistant Ethics Counsel Aviva Kaiser explains considerations for compliance in this gray area.
March 19, 2014 – Conflicts may arise for lawyers acting in a dual capacity, including those serving as directors for client organizations. In this video, State Bar ethics advisors Tim Pierce and Aviva Kaiser explain that a lawyer’s role as a director may limit the lawyer’s ability to fully represent the client in future legal matters.
Jan. 15, 2014 – Ethical dilemmas affect every lawyer’s practice. This series of questions and answers appears each month in InsideTrack. The answers, offered by State Bar’s Ethics Counsel Timothy Pierce and assistant ethics counsel Aviva Kaiser, are intended to provide guidance only and are not legal authority. Each situation will depend on the facts and circumstances involved.