Legal Ethics Now & Next

Lawyers, professionals, and stakeholders in the legal system: legal ethics issues can be complicated, but they don’t have to be. Join veteran professionalism lawyer Jim Doppke as he breaks down legal regulation and new trends in ethics and legal tech. Our profession is changing fast, and ethical standards change with it. Listen in for the scoop, and catch up with Jim and RSMD at www.rsmdlaw.com or jdoppke@rsmdlaw.com!

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Episodes

6 days ago

The legal ethics of accepting crypto as payment for services has generally been found to be acceptable. But with crypto looking less stable than ever, does the ethical picture change? We'll discuss in this episode!

Monday Apr 25, 2022

Unregistered practice: disciplinary offense or technical error? It's not an academic exercise: 300 Oregon lawyers had to reckon with the consequences of sudden un-registration, however unintended, this month. Should they even have had to worry about facing discipline? Where do we go from here? Links to cases referred to in the episode can be found here.

Friday Mar 18, 2022

Firms with lawyers licensed in different states. Thumbs up? Or a gateway to UPL? Can we set up these entities, limit the principals' liability, and avoid ethical pitfalls? Tune in for details! Links to materials referred to in the ep are posted here. (NB: I gave the date of Sperry as 2008. It was 2005. Sorry for error!)  

Friday Mar 04, 2022

In our last episode we discussed the Utah program that allows lawyers and other professionals to own legal service providers - a/k/a the Utah "regulatory sandbox." How does that program work, and how's it going? We'll review that in this episode, and look at what it might mean for the future of legal regulation too.

Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

Attorney disciplinary cases are always scary and bad, right? Not necessarily. Sometimes they don't result in the lawyer actually being disciplined; and sometimes they actually help give us a roadmap to how we can innovate for our practices going forward. In this episode, we'll discuss a watershed case in Illinois attorney discipline, and the way it affects how lawyers can run their businesses now and into the future.

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Legal Ethics Now & Next
Jim Doppke, RSMD, LLC

Lawyers, professionals, and stakeholders in the legal system: legal ethics issues can be complicated, but they don’t have to be. Join veteran professionalism lawyer Jim Doppke as he breaks down legal regulation and new trends in ethics and legal tech. Our profession is changing fast, and ethical standards change with it. Listen in for the scoop!

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