On October 22, 2013, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct be amended effective in 30 days. The order adopted . . .Read More..
The Rules of Professional Conduct, as our courts have repeatedly held, cannot form the basis for a professional liability action, but they can be a good . . .Read More..
Matthew Francis Henry, a former Cozen O’Connor associate, has been suspended from practicing for 30 months by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for extravagant false billings . . .Read More..
Last month, Pennsylvania attorney Lawrence Rubin was suspended for practicing for one year for failure to act promptly when faced with suspicious behavior relating to . . .Read More..
We have previously blogged about some of the good resources that are available from various professional liability insurers. Recently Swiss Re (Westport Insurance) created a . . .Read More..
Many legal malpractice actions arise out of underlying problems attorneys have that are unrelated to the legal matters they are handling. According to various studies, . . .Read More..
Communication is one of the most important parts of the attorney-client relationship. Rule of professional conduct 1.4 tells us the minimum communication necessary to abide by . . .Read More..
Last Thursday, I gave legal malpractice avoidance talks in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. As I was coming to the end of the second talk, it . . .Read More..
The Philadelphia Bar Association publishes ethics opinions nearly every month. The opinions are “advisory only” by the Professional Guidance Committee, and are not binding upon the . . .Read More..
What is a good way to avoid professional liability? Read the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs). The RPCs, in and of themselves, explicitly cannot form the . . .Read More..