Texas case law governing legal malpractice continues to develop rapidly, and ethics committees constantly issue new opinions and guidelines. Texas Legal Malpractice & Lawyer Discipline is a practical and easy-to-use book that walks attorneys through the minefield of modern lawyering. It includes major developments over the past year, with explanatory commentary, practice tips, and helpful charts. New developments include:

  • The Texas Supreme Court amended the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure

  • The State Bar's Advertising Review Committee revised its Interpretive Comments concerning Internet advertising and marketing

  • The ABA addressed ethical issues arising from law firm websites 

  • The Texas Supreme Court addressed issues relating to disqualification and withdrawal of counsel 

  • More decisions addressing the anti-fracturing doctrine 

  • The Professional Ethics Committee issued several significant opinions addressing:                        

  • Conflicts of interest

  • When a lawyer may accept an assignment of insurance proceeds as compensation for legal services

  • When a lawyer may use information in the public record to the disadvantage of a former client

  • Recoupment of money from a client more than the amount actually paid by the lawyer for an expense incurred

  • A lawyer's obligation to disclose malpractice

  • The prohibition against a lawyer sharing legal fees with a suspended lawyer

  • Contingent fee agreements

And much more!

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