Staying on top of legal ethics news is critical to the success of your case.
Just as in any profession, there are a few bad apples….
Here are links to some legal ethics news and resources:
- The Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board provides access to the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct, the ethics rules that govern lawyer conduct in Minnesota.
- The LPRB also maintains a public decision search that enables you to see if your lawyer has been publicly disciplined.
- The Social Science Research Network provides access to electronic journal articles, including many focused on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
- Above The Law includes guest posts on topics that include legal ethics.
Class actions and Multi District Litigation (MDL) actions can pose unique ethical challenges to lawyers and their clients. As a client, it is important to understand your lawyers’ responsibilities to you and the rest of the group of plaintiffs. There is an emerging set of decisions, laws and ethical rules designed to balance the rights of individual clients with the need to achieve efficient, effective group litigation results.