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Law firm liable for failure to verify information provided by client in a debt collection matter

January 28, 2016

Lawyers can be subject to liability under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In a recent case, a law firm relied on information provided by a client to pursue collection of about $11,000 allegedly due for insurance on a home that was mortgaged and had been foreclosed. In fact, Read the full post

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Texas Ethics Opinion 651: Email Links on Law Firm Websites

Conflicts, Ethics, Technology

The Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas has issued an opinion regarding the confidentiality of emails sent by prospective clients. Opinion 651 is a critical opinion for lawyers and law firms which have websites. The opinion concludes that lawyers are not required to warn prospective clients who Read the full post

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