Ethics/Professional Responsiblity

Pa. Bar Association Ethics Opinion Offers Attorneys Guidance on the Use of Social Media

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility has released an Ethics Opinion on Social Media, explaining to lawyers what they can and cannot do when posting or responding to information and comments on social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Avvo and others. The Opinion, one of the first in the […]

Philadelphia Bar Association Ethics Committee Concludes That Social Media Evidence Must Be Preserved and Produced

A lawyer has a duty to preserve relevant, or potentially relevant evidence posted on social media websites, according to an ethical guidance opinion issued by the Philadelphia Bar Association Professional Guidance Committee on July 7, 2014. The Opinion emphasized that a lawyer’s duty to preserve evidence does not change simply because the information is on […]

Read the Latest Pennsylvania Appellate Case Law

Our latest appellate newsletter, highlighting February 2014 published decisions from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Superior Court and Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, is now available. Just click here to read the latest case law on ethics, medical malpractice (jury instructions), workers’ compensation and sovereign immunity. To receive our monthly newsletter summarizing Pennsylvania appellate decisions, click here. […]

Superior Court Opines on Medical Malpractice & Ethics/Disqualification of Counsel

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled on two high profile matters, one a medical malpractice case (Matharu v. Muir) with a long appellate history, the other affirming that disqualification of counsel is appropriate when the attorney has acquired confidential information in a prior representation substantially related to the current pending matter (Dougherty v. Phila. Newspapers): […]

If You Use Gmail or AOL, Are Licensing Away Your Client Data?

Attorney Daniel J. Siegel, Esquire, of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and Integrated Technology Services, LLC, is presenting a webinar, “In the Cloud: How to Preserve Confidentiality,” on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The webinar will address issues […]

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