Top Ten National Legal Ethics Stories of 2014

Top10-cropIn its annual post, Legal Ethics Forum has collected the top ten legal ethics stories of 2014. Among the ten are the following:

  •  Waivers of ineffective assistance of counsel held unethical.
  • DAs in Ferguson and Garner homicides under scrutiny.
  • Judicial nominee blocked because of past controversial client.
  • Bar passage rates take “ominous” dip.
  • California rejects adoption of ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • In-house lawyers at GM scrutinized for roles in non-recall.
  • South Carolina declares that Legal Zoom not engaged in unauthorized practice of law.
  • Torture report questions role of lawyers.