Archive for the 'Ethics' Category

14
Mar
16

Professionalism And Ethical Dilemas

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Kim M. Jackson will be a panelist at the Georgia ICLE called Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation.

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Unrelated Pi Day recognition.

 

This annual seminar is presided by David N. Lefkowitz, one of premier legal malpractice plaintiff’s attorneys in Georgia and Adjunct Professor, University of Georgia School of Law.

Kim Jackson’s panel will start at 10:15 and break at 11:45. This is a very useful seminar and a great way to get those CLE ethics hours.

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19
Aug
15

NBI Seminar – Damages In Personal Injury

Kim Jackson will be speaking at the NBI seminar called Damages in Personal Injury.

I will be giving the Ethics hour presentation at 1:45 in the afternoon.

This is good seminar for plaintiff and defense personal injury attorneys, and the speakers are outstanding.

Don’t miss it.

11
Feb
15

Better call an ethics lawyer – S1E2 – Mijo

As a general rule, I avoid shows that focus on lawyers. I guess I prefer to watch shows that totally distort how other people do their jobs. But I am making an exception with a new show, Better Call Saul. My exception is admittedly because it is a spin off, with the same writers and directors, as Breaking Bad, what I consider the best show ever on TV.

But I figured if I were going to watch the show, I could probably find lots of ethical issue to discuss. So I began blogging each episode of Better Call Saul.  See my comments on prior episodes:  Premier.

Episode 2 is called Mijo:

Continue reading ‘Better call an ethics lawyer – S1E2 – Mijo’

10
Feb
15

better call an ethics lawyer

As a general rule, I avoid shows that focus on lawyers. I guess I prefer to watch shows that totally distort how other people do their jobs. But I am making an exception with a new show, Better Call Saul. My exception is admittedly because it is a spin off, with the same writers and directors, as Breaking Bad, what I consider the best show ever on TV.

But I figured if I were going to watch the show, I could probably find lots of ethical issue to discuss. So I plan to blog each episode of Better Call Saul, with a focus on the ethics and professionalism issues it raises. The introduction of Saul in Breaking Bad included the following quote:

So I don’t expect to lack for material. I hope you enjoy the posts, but I expect I will enjoy doing them more than you enjoy reading them.

The episode is discussed after the break:

Continue reading ‘better call an ethics lawyer’

09
Feb
15

Kim M. Jackson to participate in Professionalism and Ethics panel

Panelist Kim M. Jackson

On March 16, 2015, Kim M. Jackson will participate as a panelist in the Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation Seminar put on by ICLE.

The seminar is chaired and moderated by David N. Lefkowitz, a premier lawyer in Georgia that presents claimants in lawyer liability claims.  David is founder of The Lefkowtiz Firm, LLC and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Kim will be a member of the first panel (8:30-10:00 a.m.) which will include Hon. Herbert E. Phipps, Chief Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals; Hon. Christopher S. Brasher, Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County; and Jonathan Hewett, Esq., Senior Assistant General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia.

Sign up soon.  This will be updated with a link to the I.C.L.E. sign-up page once it is put on the I.C.L.E. website.

06
Feb
15

Judicial resignation also subject of JQC Complaint

Of course I am angry. This wig looks horrible and smells.

Cobb County’s chief magistrate judge resigned on February 28.  According to his sudden resignation notice, it was for health reasons.

Since the initial reports in the Fulton County Daily Report, it has come to light that the judge was the focus of complaints with the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission.  The complaints appear focused more on demeanor than issues such as corruption.  Additional information can be found in this ABA article.

I had never been before this judge, so I cannot speak to the substance of the allegations outlined in the article.  As a general statement, practicing law is stressful enough for litigators, even more stressful for the lay people participating as parties and witnesses, without having to deal with an abusive judge.  Judicial temperament is an important part of the being a good judge – this is probably the primary professionalism issue for Judges.  When lawyers talk about judges, this is a primary point of discussion.

Regardless of his actual temperament, Attorney Defender hopes that the judge gets the type of health care he needs.

05
Feb
15

The Duty to Remove Angry Ghosts

Slimer has issued an angry, unequivocal denial of any involvement. “Why am I investigated in every paranormal event? Do I look like an angry ghost?”

Does a lawyer’s duty to his client include protection from angry ghosts roaming the halls of the law firm?  This ethical question has haunted lawyers for hundreds of years.

The issue has been raised as a result of allegations by an injured client at a Santiago, Chile law firm.

The story, reported by multiple sources, including the Daily Mail.  You can see the video there and judge the event for yourself.

According to the story, the victim now fears that the ghost is out to get her.  She has a ghost stalker.

No news yet on whether there will be litigation.  If there is, should it be a premises liability claim or a breach of fiduciary duty?




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