Legal 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 Legal Ethics
  • So These Two Lawyers Walk Into A Bar . . . .

    … in the details of what we are working on that we sometimes forget where we are working. So, unless you and your work colleagues have mastered the art of mental telepathy or remembered to bring along your portable “cone of silence,” sometimes, shockingly, the phenomena known as verbal communication (what we used to call “talking with one another…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 19 readers -
  • Mandatory Ethics Training For Patent Agents Is Long Overdue

    … What formal ethics training is required of a U.S. patent agent? None. What minimal level of competency in ethics must a patent agent demonstrate in order to qualify for a license to practice patent law before the USPTO? Again, the answer is “None.” For attorneys, ethics training is of considerable importance. It starts in law school. Accredited…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 13 readers -
  • Untying The IP Ethics Knot

    … Do you worry about ethics in your IP practice? If not, you should. There is way too much going on out there, and not knowing what is happening can leave you exposed to ethics and malpractice risk. If you can spare 90 minutes, tune in tomorrow from 1:00-2:30 pm EST for the ABA-IPL Landslide Webinar Series, entitled “Identifying and Resolving…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 10 readers -
  • 10th Annual Patent Law Institute CLE Program From PLI

    … Professor and renowned ethics expert Lisa A. Dolak. Professor Dolak and I will be discussing the ethics of outsourcing IP-related legal services –what patent prosecutors and litigators need to know to ensure compliance with applicable ethics standards, as well as the legal malpractice risks associated from outsourcing. Some of the leading practitioners in the country are lined up to present at the 10th Annual Patent Law Institute. We hope you can join us. Related April 26, 2016…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 18 readers -
  • Our Legal Malpractice Attorney Discusses Legal Ethics

    … nature of their profession, attorneys are subject to certain standards of ethics and professional responsibility dictated by rules of conduct and enforced by various bar associations. When lawyers violate the rules they are sworn to uphold, they may be considered liable if their misconduct or negligence fails to protect the interests of their clients…

    Legal Malpractice - Chris Trebatoski- 42 readers -
  • Law Firm Ethics Counsel Provide Risk Management Tips

    … During the July 31, 2015, semi-annual meeting of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers in Chicago, a panel of APRL attorneys who serve as their law firm’s internal ethics counsel discussed some of the common dilemmas and issue they face in their daily practice of representing their law firm client. The issues addressed during…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 28 readers -
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