The New Jersey State Bar Association is recommending a change to New Jersey Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g) that deems it professional misconduct for a lawyer to commit acts of discrimination while engaged in the capacity of practicing law. The proposed amendment would adopt the current ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g) which als ... Read More.
As discussed in our February 14, 2016 blog post, the New Jersey State Bar Association established an ad hoc committee to review the ethical issues raised under New Jersey’s Rules of Professional Conduct (“RPC”) 1.2(d) for an attorney representing a client in connection with the sale, distribution, or use of medical marijuana as authorized un ... Read More.
Facebook Ethics Case NJ
In a novel ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously declared that the Director of the Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE) is authorized to proceed with the prosecution of an ethics grievance against two New Jersey lawyers who caused a paralegal to 'friend" an adverse litigant on Facebook for the purpose of gathering der ... Read More.
With states passing laws permitting the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, there are new opportunities for attorneys to provide legal services to clients in the cannabis industry. However, New Jersey attorneys seeking to counsel clients in complying with the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (the “NJ Marijuana A ... Read More.