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Monthly Archives: January 2019

A PRIMER ON ETHICS OPINIONS

By Lanse Scriven |

Although many ethical dilemmas are completely unanticipated, such as those arising during depositions or hearings, there are also circumstances where attorneys have the luxury of giving forethought to whether their conduct may run afoul of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.  In the latter case, one useful resource is The Florida Bar’s Ethics Hotline. … Read More »

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CONFIDENTIALITY OF BAR INVESTIGATIONS

By Lanse Scriven |

          One of the most troubling aspects of bar investigations is the perceived reputational damage to the lawyer/respondent who is the subject of the investigation.  Generally speaking, disciplinary matters pending at the initial investigatory and grievance committee levels are treated as confidential by The Florida Bar.  Despite that general level of confidentiality, neither the… Read More »

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