When a Client Lies Under Oath

Watch Attorney Anthony T. Verwey in this video as he explains what an attorney should do if his client lies under oath. Attorneys who practice in Pennsylvania should watch this informative video as Tony Verwey addresses an attorney’s obligations if his client makes a false statement under oath.  Attorneys should know that they are obligated […]

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Is Disbarment Forever?

Many attorneys assume that an attorney discipline matter resulting in disbarment is the end of the lawyer’s legal career. However, disbarment in many cases is not a professional death sentence.

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Written Fee Arrangements

By:  Anthony T. Verwey It is not uncommon for the busy practitioner to forget the necessity of a written fee arrangement when engaged for a new representation.  This is especially so in instances where a client may require immediate assistance with a legal matter, for example an injunctive action, custody, or a criminal matter.  However, […]

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Depressive Disorders and Attorney Discipline

By: Anthony T. Verwey One of the most common bases for disciplinary complaints is an attorney’s failure to act diligently or to communicate with his or her clients. Too often these complaints are the result of depression or a depressive disorder. A case in point is Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Cecchetti. In Cecchetti the […]

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Government Ethics

By: Anthony T. Verwey Read my recent post about the “Public Officials and Employee’s Ethics Act”. For more information about this act, please contact our Tony Verwey.

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Ethics Screens for Lateral Hires

By: Anthony T. Verwey Attorney mobility is more common now than ever in the legal community.  The pace of the practice of law sometimes results in small to mid-size firms failing to do the proper conflict checks and/or preparing an ethics screen for new hires.  It is critical that firms engaged in lateral hiring ensure […]

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Personal Use of Company Computers: Does Attorney-Client Privilege Still Apply?

By: Anthony T. Verwey Read my recent post about personal use of company-owned computers. For more information on your rights, please contact our Tony Verwey.

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Communication with Clients

In the area of legal ethics and professional responsibility, one of the most frequent causes for complaints to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, which can often result in attorney discipline, is the failure to communicate with clients.

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You Received a Letter From the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Now What?

February 24, 2009 By: Anthony T. Verwey Generally, if an attorney is the subject of a complaint filed with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (“ODC”), the initial contact they receive will generally take one of two forms. The first is a letter asking the attorney to contact the Disciplinary Counsel in charge of the complaint. […]

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