The Supreme Court has published an updated list of the financial institutions which are “eligible institutions” in which lawyers may deposit funds held by the lawyer as a personal representative, guardian, conservator, receiver, trustee, agent under a durable power of … Continue reading
The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement that will reduce the annual registration fee for active lawyers from $125 to $120, but increase the annual fee that goes to the Lawyers Fund for Client Security … Continue reading
There is an American Bar Association web page with summaries and links to various state opinions on the ethics of storing confidential client information on off-site “cloud computing” services of third parties. Included is a link to Formal Opinion 2011-200...
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has announced that, for the 2015-2016 attorney registration year, the fee for returned checks will be $100, and the non-waivable late penalty will be $150 for attorneys who fail to register … Continue reading
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has adopted new ethics rules and disciplinary rules intended to address the problem of misappropriation of client and third-party funds, generally effective in 60 days. In re: Amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct and … Continue reading
Below are the comments I have submitted to the Pa. Disciplinary Board on the proposed change to Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 217 that would require all “formerly admitted attorneys” to resign from all fiduciary positions, regardless of whether the lawyer … Continue reading
It has only now come to our attention that amendments to Pennsylvania disciplinary rules were proposed in September, with a comment period ending November 3. The amendments are intended to reduce lawyer misappropriations from client funds and fiduciary funds in … Continue reading
Court disqualified counsel under Rule of Professional Conduct 1.9, applying the “substantial relation” test to former counsel’s representation of the current adversary party. Temkin Estate, 3 Fid.Rep.3d 37, 3 Fid.Rep.3d 261 (O.C. Bucks 2012) (Opinion by Gilamn, J.), appeal quashed, … Continue reading