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The Joel Pores Blog regarding issues of Legal Malpractice, Legal Ethics & Professionalism, and Attorney Fee Disputes.


LEE v. HANLEY changes legal malpractice time limits

Supreme Court Interprets Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations: New Exceptions Create Confusion By Joel Pores The Supreme Court of California in the case of Lee v. Hanley, 61 Cal.4th 1225 (2015)interpreted Code of Civil Procedure section 340.6 (a) to be … Continue reading

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“Lawyers Gone Wild” – Attorneys Are Only Human

By Joel M. Pores The practice of law brings many surprises, both good and bad. One colleague once commented that I get the most interesting cases. Interesting is one way to describe it. Horrific, sad, and seriously wrong are others. … Continue reading

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Advertising & Solicitation In The Electronic Age

Issue What ethical issues are raised when attorney develops smart phone application for use in law firm practice and offers application to general public for free, where law firm communicates availability to perform legal services in application? Factual Hypothetical Law … Continue reading

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Social Networking & The Ethical Duty of Confidentiality

Our California Constitution, as adopted in 1849, provides at Article I Section I that: “All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, … Continue reading

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