- Debra Cassens Weiss, Lawyer and Golf Buddy Are Indicted for Alleged Insider Trading; Big Law Partner Settles SEC Suit, ABA Journal (Jul. 16, 2014).
- Debra Cassens Weiss, Law Firms Can't Call Nonlawyers 'CEO' or 'Chief Technology Officer,' Ethics Opinion Says, ABA Journal (Jun. 9, 2014).
- Carolyn Elefant, Unethical Conduct, but Fee Splitting Is the Least of It, MyShingle.com (Jun. 2, 2014).
- Daniel Fisher, Pella Class-Action Settlement Is So Bad Court Tosses Lawyer--And His Father-In-Law Lead Plaintiff, Forbes (Jun. 2, 2014).
- Joe Patrice, Should Non-Lawyers Own Firms, Do They Already, ABOVE THE LAW (Jan. 30, 2014).
- Debra Cassens Weiss, Are Court's Denver Bronco Banners a Potential Conflict of Interest, ABA Journal (Jan. 27, 2014).
- Sam Glover, Is it Time for Non-Lawyer Ownership, LAWYERIST (Sep. 24, 2013).
- Debra Cassens Weiss, Legal Fees Can Be Shared with Lawyers Who Split Fees with Nonlawyers, ABA Ethics Opinion Says, ABA Journal (Aug. 22, 2013).
- William Peacock, Upstart.com: Crowdfund Student Loan Debt, Commit Ethics Violation, FINDLAW (May 29, 2013).
- Susan A. Berson, Death of a Practice: After Lawyer Dies, Her Friend Is Faced with Closing Down Her Firm, ABA Journal (Jan. 1, 2013).
- Graham Martin, LA Lawyer Suspended for Charging Legal Fees for Non-Legal Work, Lawyerist (Dec. 7, 2012).
- Martha Neil, Lawyer Fights Own Fee Dispute Simultaneously with PI Client's Case, Earns Over $1.5M, Is Disbarred, ABA Journal (Sep. 18, 2012).
- Martha Neil, Top Nevada Court Says Attorney Son Can Represent Dad in Divorce from Mom, ABA Journal (Aug. 13, 2012).
- Carolyn Elefant, For Solos and Small Law Firms, Be a Rockstar in Your Community by Unlocking the Potential of the Seven-Figure Ancillary Legal Services, MyShingle.com (Jul. 25, 2012).
- Martha Neil, Law License of Pa. State Senator Is Suspended Following Conviction in Political Corruption Case, ABA Journal (May 8, 2012).
- Sam Glover, Serving the "Middle Market" by Allowing Non-Lawyer Funding & Ownership, Lawyerist (Apr. 13, 2012).
- Carolyn Elefant, Non-Lawyer Funding and Ownership…What Say You Solos, MyShingle.com (Apr. 9, 2012) .
- Jennifer Smith, Non-Lawyer Ownership: Nonstarter or Start of a Global Shift, WSJ Law Blog (Apr. 2, 2012).
- Debra Cassens Weiss, Client in Love Relationship with Lawyer Gets Better Representation, Lawyer Argues, ABA Journal (Dec. 5, 2011).
- Nathan Koppel, Jacoby & Meyers Continues Push to Allow Nonlawyers to Own Stake in Firms, WSJ Law Blog (Aug. 25, 2011).
- Roger Bernhardt & Robert L. Kehr, Got Ethics? Lawyers' Ethics in Real Estate Transactions, Probate & Property (2012).
- Eubank v. Pella Corp., 753 F.3d 718 (7th Cir. 2014).
- In re Williams, 89 A.3d 130 (D.C. 2014).
- So v. Suchanek, 670 F.3d 1034 (D.C. Cir. 2012).
- D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Committee, Formal Op. 362 (2012).
- D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Committee, Formal Op. 361 (2011).
- In re Truman, 7 N.E.3d 260 (Ind. 2014).
- Order of Public Reprimand, Iowa Supreme Ct. Atty. Disc. Bd v. Klima, No. 13-1815 (Iowa Jan. 3, 2014).
- In re Colodne, 987 N.Y.S.2d 387 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014).
- In re Novins, 986 N.Y.S.2d 53 (N.Y. App. Div. May 13, 2014).
- In re Reneer, 325 P.3d 104 (Utah 2014).
- In re Hall, No. 31322-1-III, 2014 WL 4218166 (Wash. Ct. App. Aug. 26, 2014).
- Santiago v. Evans, 547 F. App'x. 923 (11th Cir. 2013).
- Order of Indefinite Suspension, In re Doherty, No. BD-2012-061 (Mass. Aug. 2, 2013).
- Michigan State Bar, Informal Op. RI-363 (2013).
- Kaye v. Rosefielde, 75 A.3d 1168 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2013).
- In re K.F., 72 A.3d 908 (Vt. 2013).
- VA. RULES OF PROF'L CONDUCT R. 5.4 (2000) (amended 2013).
- Order of Suspension, In re Scott, No. 09PR0102 (Ill. Oct. 8, 2012).
- Oasis West Realty, LLC v. Goldman, 250 P.3d 1115 (Cal. 2011).
- Fair v. Bakhtiari, 125 Cal. Rptr. 3d 765 (Cal. Ct. App. 2011).
The Mississippi Rules of Prof’l Conduct R. 6.5 was created in 2011 to provide guidance on nonprofit and court annexed limited legal services programs. The new rules states:
- (a) A lawyer who, under the auspices of a program sponsored by a nonprofit organization or court, provides short-term limited pro bono legal services to a client without expectation by either the lawyer or the client that the lawyer will provide continuing representation in the matter: (1) is subject to Rules 1.7 and 1.9(a) only if the lawyer knows that the representation of the client involves a conflict of interest; and (2) is subject to Rule 1.10 only if the lawyer knows that another lawyer associated with the lawyer in a law firm is disqualified by Rule 1.7 or 1.9(a) with respect to the matter.
- (b) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(2), Rule 1.10 is inapplicable to a representation governed by this Rule. MISS. RULES OF PROF'L CONDUCT R. 6.5 (1987) (amended 2011).
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