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Mental Impairment, Discipline and Legal Malpractice

August 26, 2015

Mental impairment, whether due to substance abuse, mental illness, or advancing age, contributes to a significant number of legal malpractice claims and disciplinary actions. It is estimated that 15-18% of lawyers have a chemical addiction, and 50-70% of disciplinary actions involve substance abuse. Studies by the Oregon Bar have indicated Read the full post

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Ethical and Liability Considerations for Lawyers Acting as Fiduciaries in Estate, Trust and Probate Contexts

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This article will consider the implications of the existence of lawyers’ fiduciary obligations arising outside of the attorney client role. First, the article will consider the application of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the rules of ethics, to situations in which an attorney has fiduciary duties that arise Read the full post

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