Category Archives: Ethics — Conduct

Legal Zoom and “Real Advice”

Legal Zoom is advertising “real advice.”  That sounds like it is “practicing law.”  What is the Washington Supreme Court going to do?  Maybe it will create a special license which allows Legal Zoom to provide limited practice services. I wonder whether there can be … Continue reading

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Unauthorized Practice of Law — Minnesota v. Colorado Attorney Helping In-laws

In late August, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court admonished a Colorado lawyer for helping his in-laws regarding a judgment against them by a condominium association.  The judgment was about $2,500.  The Colorado lawyer corresponded with the Minnesota lawyer representing the … Continue reading

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The Costs of the WSBA Discipline System

There are 35,000 members of the WSBA. About 100 or so are disciplined each year — that’s a paltry .0028 % of the 35,000 members. The WSBA pays about $5,000,000 a year to achieve this result – that is about 48% … Continue reading

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The WSBA

As a bar association (forced) we find something we dislike and punish a member whose conduct in the past is like what we dislike today.

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Steve Marrival — Bar Complaint against Pierce County Prosecutor and six deputy prosecutors

Steve Marrival, a deputy prosecuting attorney, has filed a whistleblower complaint with the state Attorney General’s office against county Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and a complaint with the Washington Bar Association against Lindquist and six deputy prosecutors. Photo: Ted S. Warren, … Continue reading

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Texas — 8 Texas lawyers & 3 judges disciplined

Houston Legal, a lawyer blog in Houston, Texas, which is part of the Houston Chronicle, reports that 8 Texas lawyers & 3 judges disciplined have recently been disciplined.  The reports do not describe the conduct which formed the exact basis for … Continue reading

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