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Tag Archives: Rules Of Professional Conduct

Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Legal Malpractice Claim – Standard of Care – Ethics Professor – Professional Conduct Rules – Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Interference With Prospective Economic Advantage (access required)

Inland American Winston Hotels, Inc. v. Winston. An ethics professor who has no experience in commercial real estate and who has never been licensed to practice in North Carolina is not qualified to testify as to the standard of care applicable to the . . .

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Bar continues debate on non-discrimination preamble (access required)

The Ethics Committee of the State Bar considered a controversial amendment to the preamble to the Rules of Professional Conduct at its quarterly meeting late last week in Pinehurst. The original amended language provided that a lawyer, "[w]hile employed in a professional capacity ... should avoid knowingly manifesting through word or deed or bias or prejudice based upon a person's race, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or other protected status or personal characteristic." Alice Mine (pictured) serves as ethics counsel for the State Bar. [...]

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Attorneys – Ethics – Rules of Professional Conduct – Judicial Code of Conduct – Intentional Misrepresentation (access required)

North Carolina State Bar v. Hunter. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-0521, 24 pp.) (Linda M. McGee, J.) Appealed from the Disciplinary Hearing Committee of the N.C. State Bar. N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: The defendant’s use of the moniker “Madame Justice” constituted ...

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