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Some notes on competency, RPC 3-110

Posted by Anthony Radogna | Jun 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rule 3-110 states a person must exercise their duties with related skills and knowledge.  More specifically, an attorney must perform their duties competently in their respective fields of expertise.  There is an exception to the rule where in the event of an emergency, an attorney may step in to...

So you have an ethical question?

Posted by Anthony Radogna | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you would like to talk to someone who practices in this very specific type of law, I encourage you to call me anytime. Additionally, there are some good resources that you should refer to as well. If you are a licensed attorney you should be reviewing ethics opinions. My personal opinion is t...

Free speech and advertising, RPC 1-400

Posted by Anthony Radogna | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

States may not completely ban (some certain state restrictions are permitted) lawyers from sending truthful and nondeceptive letters to potential clients. (see Shapero v. Kentucky Bar Ass'n (1988) Remember that mail advertising poses less of a risk than face to face contact. You might be asking ...

Fees for legal services, RPC 4-200

Posted by Anthony Radogna | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rule 4-200 states that a member “shall not enter into an agreement for, charge, or collect an illegal or unconscionable fee”. Let's break this rule down a bit. The rule obviously covers entering into an illegal/unconscionable agreement, but what about attempting to collect that illegal or uncons...

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