Ethics

Ethics, sometimes known as philosophical ethics, ethical theory, moral theory, and moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct, often addressing disputes of moral diversity. The term comes from the Greek word ἠθικός ethikos from ἦθος ethos, which means "custom, habit". The superfield within philosophy known as axiology includes both ethics and aesthetics and is unified by each sub-branch's concern with value. Philosophical ethics investigates what is the best way for humans to live, and what kinds of actions are right or wrong in particular circumstances.
Posts about Ethics
  • Blogging Legally – 2016 Ethics Issues in Law Blogs

    … Some lawyers are straight-up afraid of blogging. Back in 2014 we wrote a post about ethics and blogging issues; now it’s time for an update! They perceive there to be ethics issues to consider so significant that it is simply just not worth blogging at all. Luckily, we can help dispel any myths. For those that are concerned…

    Andrew Cabasso/ Jurispage- 27 readers -
  • The Possible Ethical Conflict Facing Pennsylvania Marijuana Attorneys

    … business, the attorney could be found to have violated the Rules of Professional Conduct by advising and or assisting that client commit a criminal act under federal law. Other states with medical marijuana laws have addressed this conflict with differing conclusions. Both Ohio and New Mexico’s respective ethics committees have issued decisions saying…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • Couple Sues Lawyer for Using AOL Email, Getting Hacked

    … Lawyers getting hacked continue to make the news. Last week we had the Panama Papers and the hacking of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Now we have the hacking of a New York attorney with an AOL account. That second one should not have been so surprising… If anything, I am surprised that the New York Law Journal does not have…

    Andrew Cabasso/ Jurispage- 24 readers -
  • The 25 Most Common Passwords of 2015 (AKA Stop Using “Password”)

    … Online security is important, especially for lawyers who deal with sensitive client data. You know this already. But what’s the easiest way for an intruder to get your sensitive data? A weak defense. And nothing’s weaker than a lousy password. This week, SplashData released its list of the most common passwords of 2015. If one…

    Andrew Cabasso/ Jurispage- 24 readers -
  • Are Cops a Cybersecurity Threat to Lawyers?

    … to do? Does every lawyer have to hire security consultants, even solos and small firms? During a recent cybersecurity webinar hosted by Clio, the speakers noted that basic knowledge of cybersecurity measures is no longer a “want” for lawyers – it’s a must – especially given the ethics rules pertaining to lawyers. Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules…

    Andrew Cabasso/ Jurispage- 24 readers -
  • Can Legal Malpractice Cases Be Forced to Arbitration?

    … objected to the lawsuit and is trying to force the dispute into arbitration. They claim Batoff signed a representation agreement that contained a binding arbitration provision. Batoff claims that arbitration clauses in representation agreements should be void because they violate public policy. Although there is some legitimacy to his argument, Batoff…

    Legal Malpractice - Chris Trebatoski- 27 readers -
  • Bank of America and HSBC – “Source of Shame”

    …? They are not even close although all wound up under the same umbrella in a matter of months. The big banks all have whistleblower and ethics hotlines but those are usually a joke. Yes, that is a bold statement but because we are whistleblower lawyers, we hear daily from bank employees who first tried to report corruption and wrongdoing internally…

    Due Diligence- 35 readers -
  • I’m Guilty: Should I Tell My Attorney?

    … of ethics to defend their clients, regardless of guilt or innocence. As such, you are still entitled to a diligent defense, even if you are guilty of a crime. Even though you are guilty, your attorney might argue that: Police overstepped their bounds in obtaining evidence, and subsequently make a motion to dismiss it Your act should be considered…

    Law Office of James Alston- 23 readers -
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