Friday, April 30, 2010

The Law Firm Economic Outlook Brightens

"After a period of aggressive cost-cutting, many large law firms remain cautious about loosening the purse strings, but legal industry experts say they are starting to see some signs that business might be looking up for BigLaw," reports Law360 in an April 29, 2010 story.

Read: 5 Signs That Things are Looking Up for BigLaw

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

California State Bar Seeks Comments on Ethics Rules Update

The Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct in California is now seeking public comment on its final product - 69 proposed new and amended rules.

California is the only state that does not pattern its rules on the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct, but the commission now recommends adoption of the Model Rules format, numbering system and, in many instances, the substantive standard.

One rule relates to an express statement in advertising rules that cover real-time electronic communications.

Read the full article on California lawyer ethics rules.